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Tierney, Robert J. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The paper offers a critical appraisal of the global knowledge developments in education using China's contributions in a fashion similar to a case study. The paper scrutinizes the complicity of Western educational research to euro-centric biases and discusses the pursuit of a global epistemological eclecticism. To support this claim, the magnitude…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Ethnocentrism, Research Problems
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Zhang, Donghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
With the rapid expansion of Confucius Institutes globally, the Hanban launched a Volunteer Chinese Teachers (VCT) Program with the purpose of selecting a large number of college graduates and graduate students from Chinese universities to fill vacancies for overseas Chinese teachers. In spite of the multitude of students participating in the…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, College Graduates
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Wang, Wei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
In the past four decades, marketization and modernization in China have led to conflict between economic development and the protection of ethnic minority cultures. In response, a growing number of scholars have focused on issues related to education and ethnicity in China. This article describes and analyzes how these scholars researched…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Multicultural Education
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Shi, Jinghuan; Jo, Lyeong; Hu, Maobo; Li, Jiayi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The development of the higher education system in China has experienced huge changes alongside the transitions in the socio-economic milieu since the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Among the major structural transformations of higher education, the reform during the 1950s and the one from 1998 to 2009 can be seen as two…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Wang, Dongfang; Sun, Yuting; Jiang, Ting – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The assessment of quality in higher education from the perspective of students has three dimensions: students' assessment of teaching, students' satisfaction and students' learning engagement. These differ in conceptions of quality, evaluation methods, evaluation content, evaluation purposes, traits and priorities. The authors conducted three…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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Hunko, Liubov; Paziura, Nataliia; Shevchenko, Katerina – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
This paper explores distinctive features of Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) training at several well known Ukrainian and Chinese universities. Comparative analysis was performed taking into consideration important criteria in the educational process of the degree programs (legislative, social, organizational, technological). The Chinese experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Leitch, Daniel; Yan, Ding; Song, Shanji – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
In Shanghai, a mega-city of approximately 24.15 million people (Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, 2015, "Art. 13"), the population of migrant workers continues to increase. According to the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau (2015), as of 2015, 9.81 million residents did not have household registration papers. Of these, 70%, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Inclusion, Migrant Children
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Zhenzhou, Zhao; Zhiyong, Zhu; Linyan, Ruan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
As one of the most prominent cases of high performing education systems in Asia, Shanghai has received widespread attention in recent years. The existing literature has shown that the formation of a high performing education system in Shanghai is closely associated with the high-quality teaching force. The purpose of this paper is to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Labor Market, Schools
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Tzu-Bin, Lin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Despite being ranked highly, the 2012 PISA result shows that the M-shape distribution of Taiwanese students is top of the 65 participating countries. This shows that the gap between high and low achievers in Taiwanese schools is the biggest. This paper aims at exploring Taipei's responses to this M-shape phenomenon. It starts from mapping out the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Kim, Jin-Hee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This study aims to understand equity issues of international students' learning in Korean higher education institutions by engaging with the issue of racism and identifies how international students in Korea reshape their learning trajectory and how we could provide equitable and quality education for international students. Espousing a…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Higher Education, Racial Bias, Equal Education
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Parmenter, Lynne – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
The aim of this paper is to explore perspectives on equity, quality, motivation, and resilience by focusing in depth on the perspectives of educators in one small, semi-rural school in Japan. The paper is intended to provide rich, in-depth data and discussion as a way of providing insights from different perspectives into findings from large-scale…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Liu, Peng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
The existence of turnaround schools has been a problem in the Chinese education system. There are diverse causes including the education system itself, the financial system, and other issues. However, there has been a lack of research to help us fully understand this phenomenon. This article provides a holistic perspective on the strategies the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Holistic Evaluation
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Kennedy, Kerry J.; Lijuan, Li – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This study identifies predictors of Hong Kong students' civic learning. It has adopted a cross-sectional quantitative design using secondary data from the 2009 International Civics and Citizenship Education Study (ICCS 2009; Schulz et al., 2010). Multi-level analysis reveals that most of the variance in student achievement can be accounted for by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Assessment, Predictor Variables, Statistical Analysis
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Lu, Wang; Rongxiao, Cai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
We are now living in an era of big data. From the perspective of data analysis of classroom questioning, the paper chooses three districts in City B that have significant differences. These are educationally developed District D, less developed District F, and developing District M. The study uses the stratified sampling method to choose from…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Data Analysis, Beginning Teachers
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Hua, Huang; Vong, Sou Kuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This study investigates experienced teachers' resistance in an era of neoliberalism in Macau. The narratives of three experienced teachers are examined under a post-structuralist framework. The findings indicate that the traditional Chinese Confucian ideology of education guides the experienced teachers' professional practice and offers them an…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Educational Philosophy, Experienced Teachers, Neoliberalism
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