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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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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This study conceptualizes the internationalization of higher education as a legacy-bound response driven by geopolitical, cultural and economic dependencies. It examines the Russian case, and considers how Russian academics deal with complex sets of dependencies and rivalries, while sorting European, Asian and Soviet drivers in university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, International Cooperation
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Frkovich, Ann – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This case study contributes to counterpoints made to world culture theory and underscores that at the micro, classroom-level, rural Chinese teachers in a reform-oriented professional development course, and reform-oriented U.S. teacher trainers, understand educational reform, and the realities of education in these two cultures, very differently.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Cultural Influences, Teacher Education
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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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Machart, Regis; Lim, Sep Neo; Yeow, E-Lynn; Chin, Sin Zi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Using a liquid approach, the authors analyze the intercultural discourse of Taiwanese students who had taken part in a short term exchange program with a Malaysian university. The four participants were graduating in Mandarin Chinese in their home institution and were following a Chinese program in multilingual Malaysia. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Students, College Students
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Zha, Qiang; Hayhoe, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This paper attempts to address connections between the Chinese model for development or the "Beijing Consensus" and Chinese universities. Chinese universities seem to be caught between serving governmental agendas and pursuing their own goals as an academic community. Up until recently, they had become used to following the lead of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Government School Relationship
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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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Li, Sharon X. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
China is becoming an increasingly important actor in global governance. This paper contends that China participates by promoting its own global governance concepts on the one hand and by complying with the established global norms on the other. The paper introduces several key global governance concepts of the Chinese government and argues that…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Global Approach
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Zhou, Yong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The turn towards using domestic experience in contemporary Chinese educational studies has led to the development of theoretical frames rooted in the reality of Chinese society. This article identifies four ways of understanding and reforming Chinese society that have been developed by 20th century Chinese educators. By reflecting on these four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Sociology
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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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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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Zhao, Guoping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper explores, through the lens of childhood, the Chinese cultural dynamics that encourage harmonious human relationships at the price of individual development and yet support a deep appreciation of natural human experiences that allows room for the development of individuality. The purpose of such investigation is to reexamine our cultural…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Individual Development, Foreign Countries
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Zhang, Suling – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Female education is an indispensable part of educational practice and research. In recent years, along with the development of both the women's liberation movement and the expansion of the practice of female education, Chinese academic circles have become increasingly concerned with female education. Of these concerns, methodological innovation…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Womens Education
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Gu, Jianxin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Ever since the transnational education trend took off since the 1980s, transnational education has come to bearing political, economic and cultural implications. Different approaches have been formulated to achieve specific policy objectives by both importing and exporting countries. Such approaches demonstrate a four dimensional composition,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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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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