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Lei, Man; Medwell, Jane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The term Professional Development (PD) was first introduced to English teachers in China in the Revised Curriculum Standards (RCS). For PD to be effective, the teachers and policymakers involved in its implementation need to have a common understanding of its scope and purposes, but little is known about how English teachers in China understand…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher professional development (TPD) is regarded as crucial to fostering teacher improvement. Recent calls for the internationalization of teacher education and professional development, including teachers undertaking courses taught abroad, have enhanced the scope of TPD opportunities. Yet, little is currently known about how such international…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Chen, Licui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) have been recognized as a promising infrastructure for teacher professional development and student achievement. There has been increasing research interest in PLCs outside mainstream Western contexts. Based on literature and documentary analysis, this paper outlines the historical development of PLCs in…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Lesson Plans
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Song, Yang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Based on ethnographic data, the present study examines how being critical has been understood, valued and practiced among students enrolled in international English-as-the-medium-of-instruction (EMI) Master's porgrammes in a top-rated comprehensive university in China. Drawing on the Foucauldian ethico-political axes of self-formation, this…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Language of Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Gao, Qiyang; Chen, Peiyao; Zhou, Zan; Jiang, Jielei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study aimed to identify relationships between school climate, proactive personality, achievement motivation, and the trait creativity of primary school students by means of a path model. We examined 603 Chinese primary school students in terms of their perceptions of their school climates and relationships with teachers and peers. The results…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Educational Environment, Elementary School Students, Children
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Du, Xiangyun; Chaaban, Youmen; Sabah, Saed; Al-Thani, Alanood Mubarak; Wang, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This study investigated student teachers' preferred active learning strategies, and those which they actually received during their teacher preparation programmes. An explanatory mixed methods research design was adopted, including a survey completed by 308 participants and group interviews involving 38 participants. Data were gathered from…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Learner Engagement, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Fan, Jason; Jin, Yan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Despite the increasing discussions on quality and professionalism in the field of language assessment, limited empirical research is currently available on whether language testing practice conforms to the best practice model prescribed in professional standards. Situated in the context of Chinese higher education, this study examined how English…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Student Placement
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Hairon, Salleh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The "Thinking School, Learning Nation" national policy agenda set forth in 1997 has been considered a watershed moment in the history of Singapore education as well as the nation. It has brought about a raft of new educations reforms that are both comprehensive and intensive in nature. It has also brought about a succeeding education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Policy
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Tan, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
This article considers the future of STEM education in Singapore, with implications for comparable schooling systems. The Thinking Schools Learning Nation (TSLN) interventions since 1997 brought changes to science education ostensibly for economic competitiveness, the results of which can only become visible in international comparisons in this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Educational Change, Intervention
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Wong, Hwei Ming; Kwek, Dennis; Tan, Kelvin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Assessment in education occurs for different purposes -- formative, summative, diagnostic, and each with different focus on educational process, education outcomes, and developmental reasons. Researchers in Singapore have documented the existence of tensions between the entrenched high-stakes examinations and attempts to introduce new modes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Evaluation, Testing, Educational Policy
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Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Yong Kwok, Boon; Abu Bakar, Aznan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has been the backbone of Singapore's push to build an industrialised workforce and is currently responsible for the post-secondary education of 65% of its Primary 1 cohort. Admissions to polytechnics increased from 5% of Primary 1 cohort in 1980 to 40% today while the Institute of Technical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications
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Shaari, Imran – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
There are proliferations of lateral networks in the education system. This study investigates the functioning of lateral networks of teachers in a centralized system, focusing on the enabling structures and processes that afford the development of teacher agency. A multiple case study design was adapted to examine how structures and processes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Networks, Centralization, Communities of Practice
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Costes-Onishi, Pamela; Baildon, Mark; Aghazadeh, Sima – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
The challenges of the 21st century place inquiry as a necessary pedagogical orientation to educate young people for the future. In Singapore, inquiry-based learning is a core feature in social studies and the humanities subjects (geography and history) and has been extended recently to curriculum in the arts. Its centrality in the education system…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement
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Lee, Shu-Shing; Seow, Peter; Jang, Hari – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Teacher learning is key for quality teaching and learning. Schools leverage situated teacher learning to develop teachers' capacities. However, situated teacher learning is ambiguous. How teachers learn is shaped by socio-cultural factors. This paper elaborates upon a case study of situated teacher learning in Singapore in which teachers learn in…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Cultural Influences, Student Centered Learning, Case Studies
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Teng, Siao See; Abu Bakar, Mardiana; Layne, Heidi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2020
Education reforms around the world have been powerfully shaped by the rise of the neoliberal political, economic and cultural agendas. Neoliberal policies (re)produce certain types of institutional processes such as managerialism, performativity, and competition. These elements are mediated in varied ways by national ideologies, societal needs and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Comparative Education, Educational Policy, Cross Cultural Studies
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