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Li, Citing; Li, Wendong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This paper reports the results of a review of 33 journal articles chosen from 87 empirical studies on learner identity in Chinese as a foreign/second language (CFL/CSL) education, published during the years 2005-2019. By analyzing the co-occurrence of keywords in these Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) journal articles, this review identifies…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Instruction, Identification (Psychology), Social Influences
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Lü, Chan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
With the promise of achieving bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultural pluralism, Chinese immersion programs for students from kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) in North America, especially the US, have been proliferating in the past two decades. Research on this rapidly growing population of non-native Chinese learners is also growing. This…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Chinese, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Zhou, Wenying – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This paper presents a critical overview of studies on mobile assisted language learning (MALL) in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) during the period 2007-2019. In the review, keyword and reference searches were conducted to identify and select empirical studies during the review period. Thematic and frequency analyses were employed on…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Lyu, Boning; Qi, Xuedan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
More and more studies are examining the use of technology in the teaching of Mandarin Chinese as a second or foreign language (L2 Chinese). The current study involved a systematic review of the literature in the field published outside China from 2008 to 2018. A total of 33 studies met the inclusion criteria. The current review study aimed: (1) to…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Mandarin Chinese, Technology Uses in Education
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Ke, Sihui Echo – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This review, which can be seen as a scoping review, highlights 92 empirical studies about the learning and instruction of reading Chinese as an additional language (CAL) published in English between 1976 and 2018. It first identifies and evaluates the trends of CAL reading research over the past four decades, including the developmental trajectory…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Chinese, Educational Trends
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Li, Michael – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Using a thematic analysis methodology, this paper attempts a critical review of published articles on Chinese character teaching and learning in and outside China between 2005 and 2019, highlighting contributions scholars made to the current literature as well as identifying gaps in the research. The analysis reveals that there is a rather large…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Chinese, Orthographic Symbols
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Yan, Chunmei; Gao, Yuanyuan; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This study set out to explore non-English major postgraduates' use of motivational regulation strategies in English learning. Subjects for this study were 156 Chinese postgraduates studying in a national teacher education university in central China. A self-reported questionnaire and individual semi-structured interviews were complementarily…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Asians, Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning
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Yang, Ying; Niu, Xinchun; Yang, Fei; Hu, Pingping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
We assess how "implicit" selections based on non-cognitive abilities may have changed in the context of the great higher education expansion in China, applying the classic supply-demand framework and utilizing the Big Five personality model. Using the Chinese General Social Survey (CGSS) data from 2012, difference-in-difference (DID),…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Wu, Yihan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This research explores factors influencing Chinese overseas students' career decision-making. Based on the social cognitive career theory, a semi-structured interview schedule was devised to qualitatively investigate how Chinese students evaluated different factors and coped with career decision-making while studying abroad. The interview…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Experience, Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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Ma, Kang; Trevethan, Robert – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
This study comprises the second stage of a research program in which sense of efficacy for teaching (SET) was investigated in Chinese mainland preservice and inservice teachers (PSTs and ISTs, respectively). Scores on SET were calculated and described, and SET comparisons were made between and within PSTs and ISTs. Relative to PSTs, ISTs had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Yang, Rui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Over the past decades, higher education governance and university management have become increasingly complex worldwide in a context of unprecedented expansion and diversification. Driven by both external and internal pressures, higher education reforms in different nations have often been reported to follow a similar pattern: shifting from the…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Peng, Jian-E – Frontiers of Education in China, 2020
Women academics reportedly exhibit lower research productivity than males. This study first quantitatively explored gender differences in research output based on a survey among 309 Chinese academics teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL). Qualitative data obtained through interviews with seven female respondents were analyzed from an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Faculty, Females, Gender Differences
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Fan, Xumei; Johnson, Robert; Liu, Jin; Zhang, Xuegang; Liu, Xiumei; Zhang, Tiejun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare pre-service teachers' views of ethical issues in assessment practices in the US and China. Focus group interviews were conducted among 16 pre-service teachers from the US and 15 pre-service teachers from China. Results indicated that the inclusion of effort in grading is a key issue for the pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Zheng, Gaoming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
While socialization has become a major lens of research in doctoral education, this paper advances the theoretical foundation of the socialization process in doctoral education by using the institutional logics theory. Specifically, it proposes an analytical framework for understanding the socialization of doctoral students, where it is seen as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Socialization
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Jiang, Jin; Shen, Wenqin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Drawing on a unique dataset that combines returnees' survey data and their information on research publications extracted from the Scopus database, this study systematically examines whether and how international doctoral mentorship for Chinese students in European countries promotes research collaboration before and upon the return of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Student Research
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