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Rizvi, Fazal – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This paper discusses a range of issues concerning the idea of "brain drain" within the context of recent thinking on transnational mobility. It argues that the traditional analyses of brain drain are not sufficient, and that we can usefully approach the topic from a postcolonial perspective concerned with issues of identity, national…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Brain Drain, Interviews
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McLaughlin, Juliana Mohok; Hickling-Hudson, Anne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This paper explores the social and educational implications of the "Secondary Schools Scholarship Project" (SSSP) in which Australia gave over 1,000 adolescents from Papua New Guinea three-year scholarships to study in Australian high schools. Drawing from postcolonial theory, the paper uses concepts of ambivalence, hybridity, hegemony,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Program Evaluation
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
How much is hegemony and how much is self-determination in the higher education systems in Southeast Asia? This paper argues that while the question of centre and periphery is still relevant to the analysis of international university systems, the analytical frameworks from which it has arisen may lose viability in the long term. Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Self Determination
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Kai, Jiang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This article examines the center-periphery concept by focusing on the impact of educational transfer from the US to China on teaching reform in China's higher education institutions from the early 1980s to the present. As the scale and scope of the Sino-US exchange expanded, the impact on China deepened. This was especially evident in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Teaching Methods
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Inokuchi, Hiromitsu; Nozaki, Yoshiko – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This study critically examines the discourses of Japan as employed by young people in the United States. In particular, it analyses the free writings of US middle school students that were collected at three schools with different community environments (rural, urban, and suburban). The study identifies the features and styles of the discourse(s)…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Discourse Analysis
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Aun, Toh Kok; Tiong, Ho Boon; Kum, Wan Yoke; Ang, Diana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
The prospect of using internationally generated comparative data, augmented with practice patterns, to provide useful information from which countries can learn from each other, is gaining acceptance from the increasing popularity of such an approach (Stigler and Hiebert, 1999). Using the survey data from TIMSS we examine the beliefs of teachers…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers
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Towndrow, Phillip A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
Recent educational reforms in China are placing increasing emphasis on the integration of new technologies in the English language curriculum. At the same time, a debate has begun concerning the effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) usage in transforming language pedagogy in the Chinese context. In response to points made in the discussions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education
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Bodycott, Peter – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
This paper provides an analysis of recent educational reforms in Hong Kong that aim to transform the ideological basis of the curriculum, teaching and learning. While the reforms appear compatible with current international developments in higher education and school curriculum--movements, for example, towards standards-based accountability, the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Ng, Chi-Hung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
Most of the research on motivation in education often uses measures taken outside the context of students' actual learning activities. This paper, however, maintains that students' motivation and learning are situated. Using a diary technique, this study explored how a class of high-achieving students in an Australian state high school (N = 34)…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Academic Achievement, Predictor Variables, Student Motivation
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Malik, Ranbir Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
In a doctoral study undertaken at Edith Cowan University the author set out to investigate the influence of home and school environments on the academic performance and educational/occupational aspirations of high school students from eight Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian families residing in a middle class suburb of Perth metropolitan…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Participant Observation, Life Style, Occupational Aspiration
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Leung, Yan-Wing; Ng, Shun-Wing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
This article argues that the development of civic education in Hong Kong can be divided into three phases chronologically: (1) before 1984: "depoliticization" by the state and the school; (2) 1984-1997: "politicization" of the intended curriculum; and (3) 1997 onwards: "re-depoliticization" of civic education and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Fairbrother, Gregory P. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
This article examines the reflection of national goals and ideologies in the civic education curricula of Mainland China and Taiwan. A comparison of junior secondary school textbooks from the 1950s and the 1990s shows how the curriculum embodies the states' changing national priorities and justificatory ideologies. Specifically, in the early…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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