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Miles, Steven B. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This review essay analyzes the historiography of Confucian academies ("shuyuan") in imperial China, focusing on five representative books published in China between 2008 and 2014, including two new editions of books originally published in 1995 and 2004. The five authors share a deep concern about the nature of academies, particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Skyrme, Gillian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Myths about "the Chinese learner" developed from an outsider perspective abound in the Western world. The focus of this article, however, is how discourses of Chineseness were used by the Chinese international students themselves who, as undergraduate students in a New Zealand university, were the subjects of my doctoral research. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Asian Culture, Cultural Influences
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Cheng, Qiang; Wang, Jian; Zhang, Shaoan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Guided by cultural border crossing and teacher identity development theories, this case study explores the bumpy process of a junior Chinese faculty member's border crossing into the U.S. teaching culture and analyzes the challenges, coping strategies, and consequences of his border crossing on teaching and teacher identity development. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Asians
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Keiser, David Lee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The moral and ethical charge of teaching and teacher education includes sustaining equanimity and paradox, and maintaining poise amongst contradicting policies and interests. This paper draws upon the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching to address some paradoxes in education and teacher preparation. Specifically, the article looks at four chapters of the…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Teacher Education, Philosophy
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Dervin, Fred; Gao, Minghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
"Happy Chinese" or kuaile hanyu is an educational melodrama produced by the Chinese TV channel CCTV in 2009. Aiming to improve foreign learners' Chinese language skills, the plot revolves around Susan, an American, staying with her former Chinese classmate's family. "Happy Chinese" proposes both language and cultural learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Chinese
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Diya, Hu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Many traditional ethnic cultural items are being endangered in China. Using the Dongba dance culture of the Naxi people as a case study, this paper seeks to analyze and interpret the endangerment of culture from an educational perspective, based on an analysis of the interaction between the cultural transmission mechanism of Dongba dance and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Dance, Ethnic Groups
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Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan; Zhang, Shuang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The Shanghai Municipal Education Commission convened an important conference in early 2010. A major focus of the conference was the apparent failure of the New Curriculum Reform to take root in schools. One of the conclusions presented at the conference was that school principals were responsible for the gap between the intent and effect of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Principals, Secondary Education
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Wang, Ting – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper examines a group of Chinese educational leaders' leadership practice changes after undertaking a leadership development course offered by an Australian university in China. It presents their self-reported changes in leadership practice profiles and features selected vignettes. The study was primarily qualitative and interpretative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Tu, Yuxin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Citizenship is a complex and multidimensional concept. There has been a tendency to compare traditions of citizenship in the West with those in the East, captured by a stereotype that depicts the West as individualistic and the East as collectivist. The purpose of this study is to investigate what kind of citizenship is exhibited by Chinese…
Descriptors: College Students, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Experiential Learning
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Ma, Xiaoyi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
New writing systems for several of China's minority languages were developed and implemented during a unique period in Chinese history. Throughout the different stages of modern Chinese history, these writing systems have had various societal functions and uses, including the improvement of education and literacy for China's ethnic minorities. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Written Language, Language Minorities, Ethnic Groups
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Wu, Daishu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
In the past 20 years, China has seen an influx of foreign pedagogies that emphasize Western concepts such as dualistic opposition and linear development. As educational studies have become localized to China's environment, there has been a tendency to substitute transplanted ideas for methods based on local research. As such Chinese educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Asian Culture
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Liu, Haimin; Lin, Dan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
In this paper, the paradigm of China's pedagogy means a way of thinking followed and adhered to by Chinese educationists from the establishment of New China till now when they consider, study and conceive problems of pedagogy. This way of thinking guides educationists to have particular study directions, unique modes of pedagogy establishment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instruction, Models, Asian Culture
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Xiaoman, Zhu; Xiujun, Feng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
A source-identifying and comparative study of the development of the outlook on citizenship education in China and the Western countries indicates that there emerges a tendency of similar orientations in terms of relations between citizens and the state and society, between citizens' rights and obligations and between citizenship education and…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Zhonghua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Pedagogy was initially imported into China, known as "a discipline imported from abroad". The introduction of Pedagogy and its Sinicization almost went hand in hand. The Sinicization has gone through six stages, which showed that more attention should be paid to Chinese educational reality, scientific research methods and the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Mingyuan, Gu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
The educational tradition of China has developed from traditional Chinese culture. Without an understanding of the cultural impact on traditional education, it is impossible to comprehend the educational tradition of China and to change its traditional educational ideas. There are fine traditions and feudal remains in Chinese culture which ought…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational History
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