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Owen, Susanne; Wong, Debbie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
After decades of conflict with Indonesia, Timor-Leste is gradually rebuilding its education infrastructure and reclaiming its identity as an independent country. In the first decade post-independence the education sector faced many challenges, including a lack of school buildings and resources, the need to replenish and upskill the Timorese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Capacity Building, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Tan, Soo Yin; Soo, Shi Hui Joy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Service-learning has been gaining traction in Singapore, with many educational institutions integrating it into their curriculum. In the National Institute of Education (NIE), the Group Endeavours in Service-Learning (GESL) is an experiential learning opportunity for all student teachers (STs) to collaborate with the community to address local…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Phenomenology, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher professional development (TPD) is regarded as crucial to fostering teacher improvement. Recent calls for the internationalization of teacher education and professional development, including teachers undertaking courses taught abroad, have enhanced the scope of TPD opportunities. Yet, little is currently known about how such international…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Licui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been recognized as a promising infrastructure for teacher professional development and student achievement. There has been increasing research interest in PLCs outside mainstream Western contexts. Based on literature and documentary analysis, this paper outlines the historical development of PLCs in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Lesson Plans
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Lee, Shu-Shing; Seow, Peter; Jang, Hari – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher learning is key for quality teaching and learning. Schools leverage situated teacher learning to develop teachers' capacities. However, situated teacher learning is ambiguous. How teachers learn is shaped by socio-cultural factors. This paper elaborates upon a case study of situated teacher learning in Singapore in which teachers learn in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Student Centered Learning, Case Studies
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Di Biase, Rhonda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
For education reform to move beyond policy rhetoric and find a place in teachers' practice, the critical role of teachers must be acknowledged. Moving beyond a focus on the "what" of educational reform to the "how", this study explores the enabling conditions for implementing learner-centred education in the Maldives. Using…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Wu, Huiping; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The intent of this paper is to make sense of and share with a broader community of teachers and teacher educators a professional development phenomenon that is peculiar to the Chinese elementary and secondary school context. This practice, known as the Open Class, has at least three forms: intra-school, inter-school, and competitive. These forms…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Kin, Tai Mei; Abdull Kareem, Omar – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The study aimed to examine the levels and patterns of Principal Change Leadership Competencies (PCLC) in Malaysian High-Performing Secondary Schools (HPSS) and Mediocre-Performing Secondary Schools (MPSS). Data were collected from school principals, senior assistants, and teachers in HPSS and MPSS. A total of 1,010 respondents completed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Instructional Effectiveness, Principals
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Hung, David; Toh, Yancy; Jamaludin, Azilawati; So, Hyo-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper argues for innovation diffusion as a "becoming" process in the context of lateral and vertical moves. The context of these innovations involves technology-mediated innovations and their diffusion trajectories in the Singapore education system. Embedded in a centralized-decentralized dialectics, this paper traces particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Educational Practices
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Poon, Kenneth K.; Ng, Zijia; Wong, Meng Ee; Kaur, Sarinajit – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this study, we sought to examine the perceptions of teachers and other school professionals towards the inclusion of secondary school students with special educational needs (SEN), and the associated factors. The Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education Revised scale (SACIE-R) was completed by 131 teachers and school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Inclusion, Predictor Variables
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Chen, Peiying; Lee, Che-Di; Lin, Hongda; Zhang, Chun-Xi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This research aimed to investigate the key factors of developing effective professional learning communities (PLCs) within the Taiwanese context. Four constructs--supportive and shared leadership, shared visions, collegial trust, and shared practices--were adopted and developed into an instrument for measuring PLC function. A stratified random…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, High Schools
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Lee, Moosung; Kim, Jihyun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Over the last decade, school-based professional learning communities (PLCs) have emerged as a key feature of the education system in South Korea. To understand this relatively new phenomenon in the context of South Korea, we provide a review of research on school-based PLCs in South Korea and an empirical analysis of the Teaching and Learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Literature Reviews
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