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Zein, Subhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Although English is only an extra-curricular subject at primary level in Indonesia, expectations over the improved quality of the teachers are exceptionally high. This is the case in the past few years in which the low proficiency of primary English teachers and their lack of teaching competencies have repeatedly been pointed out as major…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Primary Education
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Kainzbauer, Astrid; Hunt, Brian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this paper we describe the efforts of foreign university teachers in graduate schools in Thailand as they incorporate cultural knowledge into their classroom teaching styles and methodology. Through in-depth semi-structured interviews we have gathered qualitative data on the teachers' concerns, mindsets and their proposed solutions. We build up…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, College Faculty, Foreign Workers
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Yeo, Lay See; Chong, Wan Har; Neihart, Maureen F.; Huan, Vivien S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Teachers' positive attitude is most critically and consistently associated with successful inclusion. However, little is known about teachers' first-hand encounters with inclusive education in Singapore. We present findings from a qualitative study on inclusion based on focus group interviews with 202 teachers from 41 resourced primary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Hong, Won-Pyo; Youngs, Peter – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Using interview data from secondary teachers, this study examines conflicting perspectives on the effects of the new national curriculum in South Korea, which was intended to grant more autonomy to individual schools and teachers. Contrary to the general belief that teachers want more autonomy to customize their curricula to meet students' needs,…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Institutional Autonomy
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Retna, Kala S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Schools are continuously looking for new ways of enhancing student learning to equip students with skills that would enable them to cope with twenty-first century demands. One promising approach focuses on design thinking. This study examines teacher's perceptions, experiences and challenges faced in adopting design thinking. There is a lack of…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Design, Thinking Skills, Teacher Attitudes
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Guerin, Cally; Green, Ian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Transnational academic mobility and the ongoing push towards "internationalization" together raise challenges for the cultural climate of today's universities. This paper explores these issues from the perspective of supervisors of research degrees in an Australian university in which "internationalization" and "academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Global Approach, Supervisors
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Cho, Youngdal; Park, Yunkyoung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this study we will observe how multicultural content is covered in elementary and secondary schools in Korea. For this purpose, a total of 52 textbooks (social studies, ethics and Korean language from third to ninth grade) were analysed using two analysis frames. The first frame is the "multicultural content analysis frame (MCAF)"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Textbook Content, Content Analysis, Multicultural Textbooks
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Baumann, Chris; Winzar, Hume – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The literature establishes that education drives economic performance, but the extent that education is associated with a country's competitiveness is empirically untested. Our study analyses Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data from 63 countries to ascertain education's role in explaining the competitiveness of a country.…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Competition, Role of Education, International Assessment
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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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Ho, Wai-Chung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Since the 1980s, the establishment of a socialist market economy has quickened the pace of China's economic development; at the same time, increased modernization and globalization have influenced, to varying degrees, the development of music and music education. With reference to 12 secondary schools in Beijing, this empirical study examines…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Preferences, Music Education
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Hallinger, Philip; Bryant, Darren A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
A recent review of research identified two Asian societies that represented "positive outliers" in the production of published knowledge on educational leadership and management: Hong Kong and Israel. These were the only Asian societies that had produced a critical mass of publications in this field in international journals over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Productivity, Educational Research, Educational Administration
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Armour, William S.; Iida, Sumiko – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Recent research into Japanese as a foreign language education has strongly emphasized the link between Japanese popular culture and learning Japanese. However, these studies have only targeted Japanese language learners in formal education contexts and have largely ignored those who are not studying Japanese or studying Japanese informally. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Lin, Eric S.; Lu, Yu-Lung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper takes advantage of the Taiwan Assessment of Student Achievement data set to empirically evaluate whether the test score differentials between pupils with immigrant and native mothers are substantial across subjects, grades and years. Our results show that there exist test score differentials between the two groups after controlling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Immigrants, Mothers
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
English is widely regarded as an essential skill for the globalized economy by governments around the world which devote considerable resources to its teaching in formal education, though often with limited success in terms of achievement levels. Thailand is a case in point. Set against the putative benefits of acquiring proficiency in English,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Thai, College Students
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Zhang, Jian; Qiao, Fangbin; Li, Binbin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In many Chinese universities and colleges, female students outperform male students in social science subjects. This paper presents a case study, which examines gender difference in economic education in a Chinese university. We look at a sample of students from the Chinese university and find that holding constant observed student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Economics Education, Gender Differences
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