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Manzon, Maria – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Comparative education in Asia is witnessing changing discourses, structural opportunities, and invigorated leadership. This article will review the institutionalization of comparative education in Asia from a sociological perspective, drawing on Bourdieu's theory on the logic of social practice. After giving an overview of the historical roots of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Maca, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Public mass schooling was the major instrument used by the Americans in the performance of their mission to "civilize" Filipinos. Free primary education was implemented right after the islands' annexation in 1899 and was a critical component (alongside armed force) of the programme for their "pacification". For the elite,…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Educational Policy, Educational History, Public Education
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Yamato, Yoko; Zhang, Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Private supplementary tutoring became a widespread phenomenon in Japan during the 1960s. Since then, institutions providing tutoring known as "juku" have provided a wide range of services to supplement mainstream education. During decades of development, the shapes and functions of "juku" have changed in response to changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Tutorial Programs, After School Education
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Towndrow, Phillip; Kwek, Dennis Beng Kiat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Set against the backdrop of reinvigorating the study of literature and concerns about the adequate preparation of students for the world of work, this paper explores how a Singapore teacher presented a literary text in the classroom. Drawing on data from a large-scale representative sample of Singapore schools in instruction and assessment…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Literature, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Mak, Barley; Qu, Xiaoyuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores how ethnic minority students in Hong Kong secondary schools discursively construct their identities in relation to culture, heritage, and social discourse. It finds that the ethnic minority students negotiate their identities within multiple positioning from parents, school, and the broader social discourse on minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students
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Jackson, Denise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores the challenges experienced by international students during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia. Student participation in WIL not only enhances individual student employability but also the attractiveness of Australia as a study destination. WIL, in particular work placements, is in high demand by international students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Work Experience, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Zhan, Ying; So, Winnie Wing Mui; Cheng, Irene Nga Yee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explored senior secondary students' beliefs and experiences of learning an interdisciplinary curriculum, Liberal Studies, in Hong Kong. Through the analysis of focus-group interviews with 168 students, most of the students were found to enjoy or at least not resist interdisciplinary learning, and preferred to study real-world…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Weninger, Csilla – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Technological changes have reshaped communication, social life as well as the conditions of work, challenging schools to foster skills and capacities that help youth to competently and confidently navigate these new socio-technological terrains as workers, citizens and private individuals. Responding to these changes, media and digital literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Policy, Media Literacy
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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Ho, Siew Yin; Jiang, Heng; Lim, Kam Ming – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the use of comics in teaching mathematics in the secondary mathematics classroom. We explicate how the use of comics in teaching mathematics can prepare students for the twenty-first century competencies. We developed an alternative teaching package using comics for two lower secondary mathematics topics. This alternative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Curriculum Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Tan, Leonard – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of "21st Century Competencies" (21CC) through the secondary school band programme. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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Choo, Suzanne S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Countering the drive to erect walls between nations and communities, the burden is increasingly on educators to develop in students essential skills and dispositions for a more hospitable future. Global education is essentially aimed at addressing the realities of increasingly networked societies and porous exchanges of knowledge, capital, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Case Studies, Conflict
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Lee, Miriam Chang Yi; Chow, Jia Yi; Button, Chris; Tan, Clara Wee Keat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Nonlinear Pedagogy is an exploratory approach to teaching and learning Physical Education that can be potentially effective to help children acquire relevant twenty-first century competencies. Underpinned by Ecological Dynamics, the focus of Nonlinear Pedagogy is on the learner and includes the provision of less prescriptive instructions and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Sung, Johnny; Freebody, Simon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Lifelong learning policy came and went in many countries in the last few decades. Much of the lifelong learning policy experience has been either ineffective or drifting in and out of policy discussions unnoticed. Yet, in 2015, Singapore launched a new policy initiative known as SkillsFuture, which brought lifelong learning back into mainstream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Caleon, Imelda S.; King, Ronnel B.; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling; Low, Michelle; Tan, Chee Soon; Liem, Gregory Arief – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study aimed to develop and examine the effects of a socially oriented gratitude intervention (SOGI) on secondary students' gratitude level and interpersonal relationships. To these ends, we used a quasi-experimental research design: The experimental group (n = 46) participated in the two-week intervention during a class subject focusing on…
Descriptors: Intervention, Prosocial Behavior, Control Groups, Experimental Groups
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Tan, Aik-Ling; Lee, Peter Peng Foo; Cheah, Yin Hong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study examines the verbal interactions among a group of pre-service teachers as they engaged in scientific discussions in a medicinal chemistry course. These discussions were part of the course that encompassed an explicit instruction of scientific argumentation structures as well as an applied component, whereby the pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Peer Relationship
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