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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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Pickus, David – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This article argues that ideas from the ancient past supply insight about the future of Chinese universities. I make this case by outlining three claims about the nature and purpose of education in Homer, Plato, and Augustine. I propose that conversations based on these ideas illuminate central underlying problems facing Chinese higher education…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Objectives
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Ma, Yingyi; Wang, Lifang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
As the Chinese mainland has transitioned from elite to mass higher education, the race to attend university has escalated to become a race to attend selective universities. This study focuses on rural female university students and explores how they make sense of their higher education admission experiences. We rationalize that the inquiry into…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Rural Areas, Females
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Zhimin, Luo; Chunlian, Chen; Xian, Wang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Good alumni relations are key to universities and colleges winning support from their graduates. With reference to social capital theory, an important problem in establishing strong alumni relations is how to turn alumni resources, an important university social network, into productive, public, and abundant capital. Based on the established…
Descriptors: Universities, Alumni, Case Studies, Social Capital
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Cao, Gazang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Adolescent alienation is a symptom of problems in relations among the individual, school, community, and family. Based on a research conducted with a sample of 897 Tibetan adolescent students in Grades 7 to 12, this study reveals that over one third of subjects experience high levels of alienation. Questionnaire data and field work show possible…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Boarding Schools, Alienation, Adolescents
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Zhang, Qilong; Ning, Kang; Barnes, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Resource allocation and funding in higher education is crucial to the success of reform and transformation of our higher education system. With a view to identifying trends and best practices in the area, utilizing a method of systematic literature review, we have critically reviewed relevant theories and practices from developed counties that are…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Developed Nations, Resource Allocation
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Xiong, Weiyan; Jacob, W. James; Ye, Huiyuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
The purpose of this study is to compare Korean and Mongol minorities in the People's Republic of China in terms of their native language preservation and educational experiences at the higher education level, and to investigate differences and similarities between Korean and Mongol minorities' language issues. Content area experts on Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Minorities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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