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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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Mei, Wu; Parkay, Forrest W.; Pitre, Paul E. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This study examines the academic performance and "engagement" of ethnic minority students at a leading university in southwest China. Results indicate that ethnic minority students have significantly lower grades, lower class ranking, and have failed more courses than majority Han students. Results also show that the level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Integration, Success
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Li, Dan; Wang, Jian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Reading for personal interest and acquiring and using information using various reading processes are important parts of reading literacy that students need to develop in order to progress successfully through their schooling and fully function in the information society. Computer assisted reading instructional activities are assumed useful in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Learning Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Xing, Xin; Dervin, Fred – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although there is an increased interest in overseas training for educational leaders in China, little is known about the value of such programs. This qualitative case study explores Chinese school principals' perceptions of leadership practices and professional development after undertaking a Finnish training program. The article also explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Yan, Fengqiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Through experiencing and reviewing multiple-country endeavors in academic profession study and participating in a new project regarding the academic profession in Asia, the author pinpoints and anticipates the shortcomings of study alone or dominantly questionnaire-based and ignoring the broader social context. The author proposes a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires, College Faculty
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Zhang, Huajun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This article identifies the problem that an instrumentalist mode of thinking dominates China's contemporary education practice and suggests that the dichotomy between the "small self and big self," a notion that has been present throughout modern Chinese history, exacerbates this instrumentalism. It parallels the loss of China's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Ideology
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Wong, Mary Shepard – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article presents the findings of a historically-informed comparative study that juxtaposes the lives of three missionary educators in China in the early 20th century with three Christian educators in China today. Data sources included hundreds of letters from the women written in China to their families and friends over several decades and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Christianity, Females
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper is a personal reflection on a lifetime experience of bridging the values and ideas of two distinctive faith traditions: the Christian and the Confucian. The author has chosen to focus on the lives and beliefs of two great teachers: St. Paul in Europe of the first century CE and Confucius in China of the 5th century BCE First the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Confucianism, Christianity, Comparative Analysis
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Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article aims at a comprehensive examination of the Chinese model of teacher education by critically revisiting the developmental trajectory of the teacher education system in China over the past century, with a particular focus on policy trends since the 1990s. It interrogates the Chinese model of teacher education with two macro lenses: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Models, Educational Development
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Moorman, Adam B. R. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper addresses the issue of students' employment expectations, considered a key factor in alleviating graduate unemployment in China. This empirical investigation surveyed students at two higher education institutions in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, to analyze how expectations were changing. The results contrasted with earlier studies that…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Employment, Student Attitudes
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Liang, Xiaohua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the nature of activities in an immersion English class and a non-immersion English class in the mainland of China, and to find out the differences between these two types of class through data gained from observation and interviews. Spoken discourse analysis was used to analyze the data, where Engestrom's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Observation, Interviews
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Chen, Qianyi; Yeager, John L. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Along with the "massification" of higher education in China since the late 1990s, the issue of quality and excellence appeared at the top of China's higher education agenda. Since faculty evaluation of teaching is one of the major approaches adopted by China's higher education sector to pursue quality and excellence, it is valuable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Huang, Xiaodan; Trube, Barbara; Yi, Chunlan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This article reports a study on the China-Canada-United States English Immersion (CCUEI) Moral Education and Social Studies (MESS) curriculum materials for elementary classes (Grades 3-6) with the aim of learning how the curriculum addressed the dual goals of MESS content and English language learning. An analysis comparing the CCUEI third grade…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Textbooks, National Standards, Teacher Surveys
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Camicia, Steven P.; Zhu, Juanjuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The authors, one from China and one from the United States, present a theoretical framework for understanding the discursive fields of citizenship education as composed, in large part, of the discourses of nationalism, globalization, and cosmopolitanism. The framework is illustrated by examples from citizenship education in China and the United…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Global Approach
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