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Low, Ee Ling; Hui, Chenri; Cai, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores how thinking and values in student teachers are cultivated in the Singapore context, via a case study of a teacher educator selected based on having won excellence in teaching commendation awards. The study adopts a qualitative case study methodology (i.e., interviews with the teacher educator and her student teachers) and uses…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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Hung, David; Toh, Yancy; Jamaludin, Azilawati; So, Hyo-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper argues for innovation diffusion as a "becoming" process in the context of lateral and vertical moves. The context of these innovations involves technology-mediated innovations and their diffusion trajectories in the Singapore education system. Embedded in a centralized-decentralized dialectics, this paper traces particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Educational Practices
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Chan, Melvin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
As twenty-first century careers become more flexible, interest-oriented, and self-directed, the clarity of career goals alone is no longer sufficient. To better prepare students for the future world of work, engagement in proactive career behaviours is essential. The present study investigated the predictive relationships of career goal clarity,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Awareness, Occupational Aspiration, Career Exploration
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Tan, Liang See; Koh, Elizabeth; Lee, Shu Shing; Ponnusamy, Letchmi Devi; Tan, Keith Chiu Kian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Singapore's strong performance in international benchmarking studies--Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)--poses a conundrum to researchers who view Singapore's pedagogy as characterized by the teaching of facts and procedures, and lacking in constructivist…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation
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Poonoosamy, Mico – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
International mindedness is considered by many educational researchers and organizations as a determining feature in international education. This article used data as part of a PhD case study inquiry to explore how international mindedness is developed by two students in an IB school in an Indian Ocean Island Nation. Through a qualitative…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies
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Chen, Junjun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
While there have been many western studies about what excellent teaching means, there are far fewer eastern studies. This study explored how students and parents perceived conceptions of excellent teaching in Chinese middle schools. The 77 students' and 67 parents' responses relating to a personal narrative of a time they had experienced excellent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Daniel, Graham R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Shum, Mark; Gao, Fang; Ki, Wing Wah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The enactment of the revised School Places Allocation Systems at the compulsory stage in 2004 had the aim of desegregating Hong Kong's non-Chinese linguistic minority (NCLM) students by including them into ethnic Chinese-dominated mainstream primary and secondary schools. Because of the presumed cause-consequence relationship between…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Academic Achievement, School Desegregation, Correlation
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Hardman, Frank; Stoff, Christian; Aung, Wan; Elliott, Louise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper presents the findings of a baseline study of pedagogic practices used by Myanmar primary teachers in the teaching of mathematics and Myanmar language at Grades 3 and 5. The main purpose of the baseline study was to inform the design of teacher education programmes and allow for subsequent evaluations of interventions designed to improve…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Poon, Kenneth K.; Ng, Zijia; Wong, Meng Ee; Kaur, Sarinajit – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In this study, we sought to examine the perceptions of teachers and other school professionals towards the inclusion of secondary school students with special educational needs (SEN), and the associated factors. The Sentiments, Attitudes and Concerns about Inclusive Education Revised scale (SACIE-R) was completed by 131 teachers and school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correlation, Inclusion, Predictor Variables
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Lijie, Lu; Fang, Wang; Yunpeng, Ma; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Faced with urban schools' reluctance to host student teachers on practicum because "student teachers disturb their teaching order," Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, collaborated with four rural provinces to develop a University-Government-School (UGS) initiative for rural practicum placements. To understand the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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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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