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Chau, Salott; Cheung, Catherine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper attempts to examine the effects of active learning, academic motivation, and student engagement on academic satisfaction. Specifically, it aims to test the conceptual model of academic satisfaction with hospitality and tourism education in Macao. For this purpose, data from 480 students attending higher education institutions in Macao…
Descriptors: Satisfaction, Hospitality Occupations, Tourism, Learner Engagement
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Nguyen, Bao Trang Thi; Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study examines the language, academic, and socio-cultural concerns of 24 Vietnamese international students (PhD, master's and undergraduate) studying in universities in Sydney, Australia. Alongside the obvious linguistic concerns, the salient issues that emerge from this study draw attention to the struggles these students face to adapt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Attitudes
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Nawarat, Nongyao – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The measured rate of primary school completion in the East Asia and Pacific region has exceeded 100%, but aggregate statistics inadequately reflect the experience of migrants, who are harder to count than sedentary populations. For Thailand several studies have found enrolment rates among migrant children to be very low, but the sparse evidence…
Descriptors: Family Relationship, Migrant Workers, Migrant Children, Gender Differences
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Hairon, Salleh; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng; Neo, Wei Leng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term school-based curriculum development (SBCD) implies that teachers are to innovate and customize school curricula according to their local needs. This also means that SBCD requires co-constructive work among schools' key stakeholders in the school curriculum development process. While much work has made known on SBCD in Western contexts,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Choi, Boungho; Park, Soowon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study is to translate and validate the Korean version of the social achievement goals scale, which is known to be a significant variable in predicting social behaviour and social adjustments. There were 133 seventh grade middle school students (male = 64, female = 69) who took part in Study 1, and 425 seventh to eighth grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Goal Orientation
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Ab Kadir, M. Akshir – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The new Australian Curriculum (AC) aims to prepare learners for the twenty-first century and in doing so, emphasize the development of critical (and creative thinking) as one of the "general capabilities" of learners. Critical thinking is seen as key in preparing "students to live and work in the 21st century" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, National Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Chua, Bee Leng; Liu, Woon Chia; Chia, Stephanie Shu Ying – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The Professional Practice and Inquiry (PPI) course was introduced to equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and values required to develop them into reflective practitioners with a strong teacher identity. This study looks into the efficacy of the course in the preparation of thoughtful and reflective teachers. Self-reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Educational Practices
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Cai, Jinfang; Sun, Meilu; Kosaka, Michitaka – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Correctly identifying the role of students is important for education providers to serve high-quality education. This paper presents a novel notion of value co-creator for describing the role of older learners in older adult education (OAE) from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Theoretically, we propose eight foundational premises and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Older Adults, Higher Education
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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Research on epistemic beliefs (beliefs about what knowledge is and what knowing is) has advanced and there is now a burgeoning interest in examining this construct in the Chinese cultural context. However, issues related to understanding epistemic beliefs change remain under-explored. The present study used a qualitative approach to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Beliefs, College Students
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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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Cheng, Tao-Ming; Hou, Hsing-Yu; Agrawal, Dinesh Chandra; Liaw, Ching-Fang; Chen, Rung-Ching – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Potential high-risk freshmen for three core courses (BasicMath, Calculus, and Computing) in the university were identified based on the "College Students' Adjustment Check List (CSACL)" data available with the Student Development Centre in the Office of Students' Affairs of the university. The study demonstrates that to ameliorate the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, College Freshmen, Student Adjustment, Check Lists
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Balkis, Murat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to examine the mediation role of academic achievement and absenteeism in the relationship between multidimensional amotivation and intention to school dropout among Turkish high school students. The results have shown that multidimensional amotivation has direct and indirect effects on intention to school…
Descriptors: Intention, Learning Motivation, Dropout Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Geerlings, L. R. C.; Lundberg, A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper re-reads a selection of critical interdisciplinary theories in an attempt to open a space in higher education for cross-cultural dialogue during the rise of Asia. Theories of globalization, deterritorialization, power/knowledge and postcolonialism indicate that students and academics have the ability to re-imagine and influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Knowledge Level
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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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