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Kim, Eun-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2021
This study aimed to review changes in North Korea's education system during the Kim Jong-un era to determine if North Korea has focused on higher education and obtained the educational goals set in the Kim Jung-il era. To do so, this paper examines how North Korea's education laws and educational content have influenced its central educational…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Administration, Administrative Organization
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Cosmopolitanism and its application for education in western societies has been well examined. Yet cosmopolitanism in society and in education has not been systematically explored in many Asian societies. Facing a large number of people from diverse backgrounds, the society and its education system in Hong Kong are troubled by issues similar to…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Asian Culture
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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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You, JeongAe; Lee, HyeSeung; Craig, Cheryl J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The article aims to reform Korean textbook policy through analysing national curriculum alignment in authorized school textbooks and assessing their quality management. The research was conducted with 14 different types of approved middle school physical education textbooks that were examined for the creativity embedded in Korea's current national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbooks, Educational Policy, National Curriculum
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Yan, Fei; Vickers, Edward – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
School history textbooks have typically served to reinforce a sense of national identity and national belonging, often through constructing or reinforcing a distinction between the national "self" and foreign "others". What have often been overlooked in history textbook researches is how ethnic minorities have been portrayed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Nationalism
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Kim, Hyungryeol; Kim, Stephanie K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous research has documented a worldwide shift in the teaching of history that looks beyond nation-state based history instruction in favor of a post-national curriculum that imparts knowledge of diverse identities, cultures, and global issues. In South Korea, however, the construction of national identity in history education continues to be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Ideology, National Curriculum, Self Concept
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching young people to understand and appreciate diversity is crucial in Hong Kong efforts for a just and inclusive multicultural society. History is the main place where the cultural identity and values of Hong Kong society have been reflected on, questioned, and problematized in the curriculum, as changes to this curriculum interface with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Asian History, Social Integration, Minority Groups
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Han, Hyemin; Park, Sung Choon; Kim, Jongsung; Jeong, Changwoo; Kunii, Yutaka; Kim, Sora – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study is a comparative analysis of the characteristics of moral exemplars presented in moral education textbooks in Korea and Japan. The purpose of the study is to examine and compare moral values presented through the lives and stories of moral exemplars in the two countries that have moral education as an independent and separate subject…
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Ethical Instruction, Textbooks, Foreign Countries
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Ullah, Hazir; Skelton, Christine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper examines a neglected aspect of gender equality debate--how knowledge about gender and sports is organized in school textbooks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). It examines the contradictions that exist between government rhetoric of eliminating gender biases from school textbooks and the prevalence of the same in the current school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Textbooks, Gender Bias
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Su, Ya-Chen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to evaluate linguistic and cultural issues around the status of English as a lingua franca and intercultural understanding as presented in one set of Taiwan's (English as a Foreign Language (EFL) high school textbooks. The methodology centres on the analysis of textbook content as categorized in three central themes:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Textbooks
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Kong, Seng Yeap; Yaacob, Naziaty Mohd; Ariffin, Ati Rosemary Mohd – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The use of the physical environment as a three-dimensional (3-D) textbook is not a common practice in educational facilities design. Previous researches documented that little progress has been made to incorporate environmental education (EE) into architecture, especially among the conventional designers who are often constrained by the budget and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Computer Simulation, Textbooks
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Xiong, Tao; Qian, Yamin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this article we examine ideologies of English in present-day China with a special focus on textbook discourse. The research framework is informed by critical theories on language and education. Critical discourse analysis is applied as a methodological approach characterized by a socially committed attitude in the explanation and interpretation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development, Sociolinguistics
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Woo, Yen Yen Joyceln; Simmons, Jacqueline Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
In 2002, the Afghanistan Ministry of Education adopted a new National Curriculum Framework, created to promote child-centred teaching and learning strategies for the next generation of Afghan schools. As is often the case in post-conflict education development, a cadre of international curriculum consultants was hired to facilitate the production…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Textbook Preparation, International Education
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Jones, Adele M. E. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
In Afghanistan, education has largely been destroyed, partly in the name of Islam, by the wars fought on its behalf, or by different ethnic groups vying for control of this Islamic country. Similarly, curriculum has been used to promote political and/or religious viewpoints and to strengthen positions of power. War dominated the language of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Curriculum Development, Muslims, Textbooks
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Kramsch, Claire – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
This article presents the author's response to Alastair Pennycook and Azirah Hashim. In this article, the author contends that learning a foreign language should not lock learners in an imagined homogeneous target culture, despite the efforts of textbooks to reinforce stereotypes and some learners' desire to identify with an essentialised Other.…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Marketing
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