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Li, Jiao; Cui, Xuehai – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The increasing importance of English academic writing (EAW) in China requires concerted efforts to explore how to enhance the experience and quality of students' learning of EAW skills. This paper reports on a study that examined the perceived usefulness of College English (CE) textbooks for Chinese college students' EAW development. The study…
Descriptors: Textbooks, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Academic Language
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Chen, Xi; Shu, Dingfang; Zhu, Yan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
This study investigates foreign language teachers' beliefs about information and communication technology (ICT) and factors contributing to their belief formation through in-depth interviews with eight teachers and the principal of a public primary school. The participants held overall slightly positive attitudes towards the effectiveness of ICT…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Language Teachers
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Liu, Han-Chin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
This study investigated differences in Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) students' learning achievement, cognitive load level, and eye-movement patterns when learning three types of Chinese characters: pictographs, compound ideographs, and phono-semantic compounds with multimedia slides. Thirty CFL students participated in this study. Additional…
Descriptors: Eye Movements, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese
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Trent, John; Nguyen, Chinh Duc – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Set against a background of international concern about teacher stress and attrition, this paper reports the results of a qualitative study which investigated the experiences of one group of primary school English language teachers in Vietnam. Drawing upon positioning theory and Bakhtin's dialogism, results suggest that the professional…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Elementary School Teachers
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Jiang, Lianjiang; Yuan, Kaihao; Yu, Shulin – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
While it has been well noted that novice EFL teachers are subject to identity change when transitioning from pre-service to novice stage, the nuanced process of such change remains underexplored. Based on data gathered from four novice EFL teachers in Macau, this paper examines such process using the constructs of imagined identities and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Chong, Wan Har; Lee, Boon-Ooi – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Schools devote considerable attention in identifying and implementing evidence-based prevention programmes to enhance student development and functioning. A major challenge faced is with organising the theory, research and practice of the implementation and dissemination process. This poses even greater challenges to schools because these are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Prevention, Evidence Based Practice
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Zhan, Ying; Jiang, Yushan; Wan, Zhi Hong; Guo, Jin Jun – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Drawing from Expectancy-Value Theory, this study explored the extent to which the interaction between learning motives for and self-efficacy in learning English as a foreign language (EFL) predicted deep language learning strategies by involving 693 undergraduates from mainland China in a survey. Stepwise multiple regression indicated that (i) as…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Second Language Learning
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Kara, Mehmet; Kukul, Volkan; Çakir, Recep – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate online pre-service teachers' self-regulation in three types of online interaction and learner outcomes: perceived learning and satisfaction. The data were collected from 372 pre-service teachers enrolled in an online teacher training program. Descriptive statistics and path analysis were used to answer…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Student Satisfaction, Self Control
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Mo, Ai-luen – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Several in-depth and experimental research have been carried out on the positive results of extensive reading (ER) over the past several years in the areas of ESL/EFL. However, several of the studies include limitations that raise doubts about the claimed positive outcomes. The current study adds to the small amount of well-regulated research by…
Descriptors: Grade 9, High School Students, Reading Rate, Reading Instruction
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Cho, Heetae; Chiu, Weisheng – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The purpose of this research was to examine the role of leisure in undergraduate students' education. In particular, the study investigated the relationships among leisure centrality, self-satisfaction, and academic intrinsic motivation. Using a sample drawn from university students in Singapore, this study examined a hypothesized structural…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Undergraduate Students, Satisfaction, Student Motivation
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Peng, Yue; Xiong, Tao – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
This study examines how three Chinese as a second language (CSL) teachers in a Chinese university setting appropriated the communicative approach through influences from their past language experiences. Although communicative pedagogy has been in place for decades, research reports that it still largely challenges teachers' conceptions of teaching…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty, Foreign Countries
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Zuo, Hongshan – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Idioms abound in both spoken and written English, yet they present a particularly thorny problem in foreign language learning. One of the reasons for this difficulty is second language learners' ignorance of the holistic nature of English idioms. Based on computerized reading tasks, the present study probes the effects of using electronic glosses…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Reading Instruction
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Budirahayu, Tuti; Saud, Muhammad – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The current study aimed to formulate the function of multiculturalism, tolerance, and social justice in Indonesian society. This study was conducted in three diverse cities of East Java are Surabaya, Bangil, and Kediri. To gather the data, the study opted the quantitative-explanatory perspective from four hundred (400) preliminary respondents. The…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Cultural Background, Religious Factors
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Wang, Meiqian; Zheng, Xudong – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
Game-based learning refers to establishing learning environments that involve digital or non-digital games to enhance students' knowledge and skill acquisition. Previous studies indicated that game-based learning is superior to the conventional instructional method, but few compared the differences between different game types. This study examined…
Descriptors: Game Based Learning, Science Instruction, Middle School Students, Foreign Countries
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Cairns, Dean; Dickson, Martina – Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 2021
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has undergone immense transformation since the discovery of oil in the late 1950s, and the educational sector has seen vivid reform. The UAE government is increasingly seeking diversification of its economy and, as a result, the country's goals heavily emphasise education in the development of its Knowledge Economy.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Secondary School Students, Occupational Aspiration
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