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Zuo, Mingzhang; Ma, Yunpeng; Hu, Yue; Luo, Heng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
Online learning has become the new educational pattern during the COVID-19 pandemic and is likely to supplement conventional schooling in the post-pandemic world. Lacking prior online learning experiences, the population of K-12 students deserves our special attention. Using purposeful sampling, this study investigated K-12 online learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Learning Experience, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Peng, Aihui; Cao, Li – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
As part of a large reciprocal learning partnership project between Canada and China, this study explored Canadian teachers' perceptions of mathematics teaching in elementary schools in China. Using reciprocal learning and Activity Theory as the theoretical lens, we collected data, i.e., classroom observations, group discussion, and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Students
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Guo, Karen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
The 2014 national curriculum of Australia is a significant initiative that the Australian government has taken in proposing a curriculum that stresses Australia's engagement with Asia. In practice, this means that Asian cultures, beliefs, environments and the connections between Australia and Asia are embedded in the learning processes of…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, COVID-19, Pandemics, Foreign Countries
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Fung, Dennis; Liang, Weijun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
In science, gravity refers to the universal force of attraction acting on and between all matter. No one on earth can escape the force of gravity. In a similar vein, the stringent requirements of publications, research grants, and research output in the academic world can be metaphorically described as "academic gravity," the force of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperation, Teacher Educators, Collegiality
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Liu, Baocun; Kang, Yunfei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2021
The dilemma confronting modern university development presents a challenge to the management ability of university presidents, hence a need to review how successful presidents of the past managed. Wu Yifang, the first Chinese woman president with remarkable achievements in education, has thus come to our attention. As President of Ginling College…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, College Administration, College Presidents
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Dervin, Fred; Härkönen, Anu; Yuan, Mei; Chen, Ning; Zhang, Wan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Research on international students' experiences abroad has tended to rely on models of adjustment, integration and/or acculturation to describe their (mis-)encounters with different kinds of people (e.g., co-nationals, locals and other international students). This paper proposes to use the more fluid concepts of "imaginaries" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Foreign Students, Student Experience
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Zhang, Xin; Admiraal, Wilfried; Saab, Nadira – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
In China, the university-school partnership (USP) is a community of continuous professional development (PD) for teachers, involving teacher educators who visit schools. This study explores teachers' personal factors, school working conditions, and principal leadership in order to explain differences in teachers' learning when they have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Zhao, Jiehui; Bodovski, Katerina – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Extensive research has suggested that there is a large rural-urban student achievement gap in China. However, less is known about the effects of family background and parental expectations on student achievement. Using a large representative sample of Chinese eighth graders, this study examines these relationships. We find that: (1) Rather than a…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Grade 8
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Cheng, Baoyan; Zhang, Donghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
In contrast to the continued decline of liberal arts education in the US, there has been a revived interest in liberal arts education in Asian countries in recent years. Grounded in a comprehensive understanding of the central tenets of liberal arts education in the West, this paper looks into the struggles Asian countries face in their…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Confucianism, Educational Practices, Humanism
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Yang, Rui; Gao, Catherine Yuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Since humanity entered the 20th century, diversity has become a key feature that manifests itself in all aspects of society. As a venue for people and ideas to meet, universities face ever-increasing challenges in fulfilling their cultural mission. With unprecedented human connectivity, cultural competence is more than a goal. It has become an…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Diversity, Universities
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Jin, Li; Clothey, Rebecca; McCommons, Brian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Chinese local undergraduate universities are in a process of transition into universities of applied sciences. Important aspects of this include strengthening cooperation between universities and industry, cultivating applied talent needed in industry, improving students' employment rates, and promoting economic development. Internships are an…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Internship Programs, Undergraduate Students, Technology Education
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Xiong, Heping; Xie, Bangxiu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
The practice of integrating songs into educational research is seen as an emerging phenomenon, focusing on students' existential situation from the perspective of culture. This paper explores the connections between the songs selected and children's life experiences in different periods between the 1950s and the present. There exist numerous songs…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Singing, Resources
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Xu, Changqing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
The study focuses on the research performance of Double First-Class (DFC) universities in China. A theoretical framework based on economic theory and the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method for a novel evaluation model is proposed. The model is performed on a sample of 41 participant DFC universities in China. Using data collected from these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Institutional Characteristics, Achievement Rating
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Liu, Dan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This paper explores how the concept of social capital developed by Bourdieu and Coleman as well as the Chinese concept of "guanxi" ([foreign characters omitted]) or relationships facilitates students' access to postgraduate education in a case study of a university in southeast China. The study comprises an initial survey of 381…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Interpersonal Relationship, Graduate Students, Graduate Study
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Dong, Xiaoxi; Dibello, Lilia C.; Türegün, Mehmet; Ban, Ruth A. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
College students experience great stress due to many factors, such as an uncertain future, academic responsibilities, and pressures imposed by social communication. Many institutions of higher education are focusing on how to mediate stressful situations and increase the subjective well-being (SWB) of students to sustain a lifestyle focused on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, College Students, Stress Variables
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