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Yung, Kevin Wai-Ho – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Private tutoring is one of the unintended outcomes of high-stakes testing and has become a widespread global phenomenon. It is called shadow education because it mimics the mainstream curriculum. From the critical perspective, this study investigated the role of private tutoring in a context of high-stakes testing through Interpretative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Tutoring, Secondary School Students
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Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and…
Descriptors: Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Socioeconomic Status, Middle Class
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Liu, W. C.; Wang, John C. K.; Kang, H. J.; Kee, Ying Hwa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to examine the motivational profiles of Malay students in Singapore-based self-regulated learning framework (Pintrich & De Groot, 1990) and self-determination theory (SDT; Deci & Ryan, 1985). The sample consisted of 740 secondary school students from 24 tuition centres for Malay students only. The students were from three…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Student Characteristics
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Chee, Wai-Chi; Ullah, Rizwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Ethnic minority parents often appear to be less involved in school functions and activities than their culturally dominant counterparts. Their invisibility is usually assumed due to a lack of either interest or parental capacity to oversee their children's education. However, the simplistic equation between parental involvement in children's…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Yi, Hyun Sook; Na, Wooyoul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Maths anxiety has been of great concern for many educators and educational policymakers because of its adverse effects on students' maths performance and career path. Various empirical studies have been conducted to explore the factors predicting maths anxiety, and they have typically been based on a limited set of pre-specified variables, such as…
Descriptors: Mathematics Anxiety, Predictor Variables, International Assessment, Achievement Tests
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Teng, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study explores the effects of school climate on the disparities in students' mathematics achievement, drawing on data from the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 for Shanghai, China. The results of a two-level linear model and quantile regression indicate that three dimensions of school climate (student--teacher…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Teacher Morale, Teacher Student Relationship, Achievement Gap
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Leung, Cheung-Shing Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Investigations into the role of religiosity among Muslim youth have been undertaken mainly by international scholars in the West. To fill the knowledge gap, we use original qualitative data to examine empirically an under-research area of belonging and identity of the new generation of Muslim youth in Hong Kong. The narratives review lives of…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Aspiration, Muslims, Immigrants
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Qazi, M. Habib; Shah, Saeeda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper problematizes the interplay between curriculum textbooks and national identity constructions. Drawing on data from Bangladesh's school-textbooks, and students' and teachers' perspectives, the study identifies factors shaping Bangladesh's national identity in the textbook discourses and discusses students' experiences of these in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Hung, P. H.; Gao, Y. J.; Lin, R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since 2015, the Taiwan government has endeavoured to uphold maker education for all-level schools. In addition to "learning by doing" or "learning through play", maker education believed to have varied features that set it apart from preceding pedagogical approaches and have possibility to reform learners' requisite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Lim, Jia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores some of the complexities involved in the act of localizing English literature as a school subject. Informed by Goodson and Marsh's stages of subject development, I explore the ways in which post-16 English literature was localized in Malaysia from an introduced and mythologized subject entitled "English" to its…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Yeo, Lay See; Tan, Su-Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Under Singapore's inclusive education policy, children with mild physical disabilities are integrated into mainstream schools. There is currently no known published research yet in Singapore on the outcomes of inclusion for children with physical disabilities. Internationally, recent research had compared the school experience of children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Children, Physical Disabilities
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Teo, Tang Wee; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Aye, Khin Maung; Yeo, Leck Wee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Competency in making inferences is an important aspect of student learning in the twenty-first century, for making better-informed decisions. The purpose of our study is to investigate the type of science capital that can predict the science inference competencies of lower track students. Science capital comprises diverse social capital, cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inferences, Secondary School Students, Science Process Skills
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Liaw, Yuan-Ling; Wu, Yuanyue; Rutkowski, David; Rutkowski, Leslie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
International large-scale assessments such as the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) have emerged as important tools for understanding educational systems within Asia and around the world. Although the achievement scales tend to capture the majority of the world's attention the background scales have become important tools in…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Achievement Tests
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Wang, Shutao; Mao, Yaqing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Using propensity score matching method, this study examined the effect of boarding on campus on left-behind children (LBC)'s sense of school belonging and their academic achievement. The condition of boarding schools was also examined closely in this study. Data were collected from 6,638 students from 74 rural boarding schools in 11 provinces in…
Descriptors: Probability, Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Foreign Countries
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