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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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Heng, Jiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
In this paper, I use an autoethnographical approach, coupled with existing research literature on Chinese learners and learning, to reflect upon my own experiences as a junior high school student in order to explore how Chinese students perceive their learning, and how they establish and justify their own sense of self-regulation in learning. It…
Descriptors: Asians, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Cheng, Qiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although teaching quality is seen as crucial in affecting students' performance, what types of instructional practices constitute quality teaching remains a question. With the theoretical assumptions of conceptual and procedural mathematics teaching as a guide, this study examined the types of quality mathematics instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Educational Quality
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Gao, Su – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
The assumption that inquiry-based instruction is more effective in influencing student science achievement than traditional didactic teaching has been the driving force of science education reform in recent decades and in many countries. However, the empirical relationship between these two kinds of science teaching and student science performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Science Achievement
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Shi, Qingmin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Teacher efficacy in a particular content area is seen as an important factor shaping teaching practice and student learning in the Western literature. However, inadequate efforts have been made to examine this assumption empirically. Drawing on the Trends of International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 mathematics teachers' data at the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Social Cognition
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Zhenyu, Gao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the lived experience of teachers from one middle school in East China who implemented project-based learning (PBL) in their classes. A sample of 22 grade 6 and 7 teachers participated in this research between September 2008 and June 2010. Data were observation, transcripts of semi-structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Qunhui, Ou; Na, Du – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This study considers the role of teachers' multicultural awareness in promoting minority students' ethnic identity by considering the situation in one particular middle school. A case study of a Hani student is presented to show how teachers' multicultural awareness affects ethnic identity and the academic achievement of minority students. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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Dai, David Yun; Gerbino, Kathryn A.; Daley, Michael J. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
China is undergoing an education reform that calls for a change from a rigid, fixed curriculum and didactic pedagogy to a more flexible, school-based curriculum and more inquiry-based pedagogy. This study investigated the extent to which Chinese middle and high school teachers (a) endorse an inquiry-based approach and underlying learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Inquiry, Active Learning, Educational Change
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Yang, Gaixue; Yu, Shuyu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a specially adapted questionnaire, research was carried out to explore how resources in modern distance learning were being applied in rural elementary and middle schools in Western China, in order to enhance the usefulness of the allocated resources. One particular distance learning project was used as the subject of the study, and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Guan, Qun; Meng, Wanjin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
This paper presents systematically China's New National Curriculum Reform (CNNCR). It covers the background, origin, essence, goals, features, evolvement, schedule, implementation, the alignment in primary, secondary and middle schools' curricula and inter-subjects, the outcomes and the challenges and strategies of CNNCR.
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Educational Change
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Li, Zu-chao; Xu, Wen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
According to records from 2002, there will be a continuous increase in the number of classes, full-time teachers and teaching staff in urban primary and junior secondary schools during the period 2005-2020. At the same time, the demand for classes and teachers of non-compulsory education will decrease yearly. It is estimated that the budgetary…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Demand, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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Liu, Dianzhi; Zhang, Ronghua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
This study is conducted with self-developed questionnaire on 910 middle school students, aimed at describing middle school students' academic subjective well-being and exploring its influential factors. Results show that (1) Academic subjective well-being of middle school students is generally low and there exist differences in different schools…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Social Influences, Well Being
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Shen, Su-ping; Li, Rui-ling – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
Discipline affects students' rights and interests greatly. If there is no scientific and efficient system to standardize it, the disciplinary rights of students will be easily abused, which will not only infringe on students' rights and interests but also give rise to campus disputes. The problems of the disciplinary system in Chinese primary and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Discipline, Court Litigation, Student Rights