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Cheung, Alan C. K.; Keung, Chrysa P. C.; Mak, Barley S. Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current New Senior Secondary curriculum was implemented in Hong Kong in 2009. This educational reform promotes a paradigm shift in learning and teaching strategies, with the ultimate goal to prepare secondary school students for meeting the changing needs of the workplace and for lifelong learning. This paper reports empirical findings by…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Jung, Yong Ju; Cho, Kyungwha; Shin, Won Sug – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Numerous studies have focused on both intrinsic and extrinsic variables to explain teachers' technology integration into teaching. Summarizing such studies, an encompassing construct suggests that knowledge, confidence, beliefs, and culture affect teachers' technology use. However, few studies empirically verified this theoretical construct.…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Jaekyung; Kang, Chungseo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study challenges prior evidence on the impact of Korea's high-stakes school accountability policy as a tool to improve overall achievement and close achievement gaps. Applying difference-in-differences method, the study compares Korean high school students' reading and math test score trends before and after the policy based on the National…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
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Chao, Tzu-Yang; Sung, Yao-Ting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Students of middling achievement who achieve intermediate results on the Basic Competence Test, a national high-stakes entrance examination in Taiwan, experience the highest test anxiety. The present study explored why such students experienced greater test anxiety and the source of that anxiety. A questionnaire survey was administered to 5,220…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Adolescents, Grade 9
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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous studies focusing on the role of English in developing countries have reached different conclusions. Some studies consider the English language to be beneficial for students' academic and professional development, while others claim that it affects students' progress and conceptual clarity and thus acts as a source of students' failure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Private Schools, Public Schools
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Carter, Margaret Anne; Lundberg, Anita; Geerlings, Lennie R. C.; Bhati, Abhishek – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The rapidly changing workforce of the C21st places increasing demands on higher education institutions to produce graduates who possess sound academic credentials and key skills, and who furthermore demonstrate the ability to transfer knowledge and skills from their studies to the workplace. This paper begins with a definition of key/core skills,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Transfer of Training, Employment Potential, College Students
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Yuen, Celeste Y. M.; Leung, Cheung-Shing Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Investigations into the role of religiosity among Muslim youth have been undertaken mainly by international scholars in the West. To fill the knowledge gap, we use original qualitative data to examine empirically an under-research area of belonging and identity of the new generation of Muslim youth in Hong Kong. The narratives review lives of…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, Aspiration, Muslims, Immigrants
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Gelmez Burakgazi, Sevinç; Karsantik, Yasemin; Aktan, Tugba; Ayaz, Mehmet Ali; Büge, B. Candan; Karatas, Fatih; Ödün, Sinem; Varol Sanli, Seyma; Tarim, Beyza; Yavasca, Osman – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study investigates pre-service teachers' twenty-first-century skills using a quantitative survey design. Four hundred and two senior pre-service teachers studying at a state university in Turkey participated in the study. Their twenty-first-century skills were explored through different variables such as the pre-service teacher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Competencies, 21st Century Skills, Public Colleges
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Qazi, M. Habib; Shah, Saeeda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper problematizes the interplay between curriculum textbooks and national identity constructions. Drawing on data from Bangladesh's school-textbooks, and students' and teachers' perspectives, the study identifies factors shaping Bangladesh's national identity in the textbook discourses and discusses students' experiences of these in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Hung, Yu-Han – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study is aimed at exploring how teachers make curricular-instructional decisions regarding teaching contemporary controversial public issues in Taiwan (e.g., national identity, sovereignty, and ethnic issues). Using a case study design, this study documents how six social studies teachers make curricular decisions about whether to teach…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Knowledge Level, Teacher Background, Family Influence
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Hung, P. H.; Gao, Y. J.; Lin, R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since 2015, the Taiwan government has endeavoured to uphold maker education for all-level schools. In addition to "learning by doing" or "learning through play", maker education believed to have varied features that set it apart from preceding pedagogical approaches and have possibility to reform learners' requisite…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workshops, Integrated Activities, Learning Activities
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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Chen, Pei-Ying; Hwang, Gwo-Jen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The main objective of this study was to examine the factors of individual characteristics (e.g., self-regulation in terms of metacognition and motivation) and learning environmental expectancy (e.g., performance expectancy, effort expectancy, and social influence) that influence students' behavioural intention to continue online courses. The…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Metacognition, Student Attitudes, Intention
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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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