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Ieong, Sylvia S. L.; Lau, Sin Peng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper looks into the case of a school in Macao nominated as the first (and so far the only) China-Canada-United States English Immersion (CCUEI) centre in the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) China for the experimentation and application of English immersion instruction (EI) in the K1-3 and Primary 1-2 classes. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Input
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Pisapia, John R.; Lin, Ying – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper explores the relationship between leader values and actions in the Chinese context. The Chinese Value Instrument (CVI) and the Strategic Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ) were used as the primary data collection tools. The CVI was used to measure the presence of ten values: (1) social harmony, (2) benevolence and honesty, (3) initiative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Principals, Values
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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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Duan, Xiaofang; Depaepe, Fien; Verschaffel, Lieven – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Word problems play a crucial role in mathematics education. However, the authenticity of word problems is quite controversial. In terms of the necessity of realistic considerations to be taken into account in the solution process, word problems have been classified into two categories: standard word problems (S-items) and problematic word problems…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Teachers
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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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Kong, Stella; Hoare, Philip; Chi, Yanping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper investigates the views of immersion teachers in Hong Kong and Xi'an towards the immersion curriculum they are teaching. Teachers are important stakeholders in any curriculum implementation and their views are significant in both evaluating progress and determining future directions. The teachers' views were gathered from questionnaires…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Role
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Qiang, Haiyan; Kang, Yeqin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The English immersion program in China is a case of educational mode transfer from foreign language immersion in North America. This article analyzes the process of the transfer from the perspective of comparative education, using the model of "four stages of educational borrowing." First, it revisits the recent research on educational…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Chen, Shuangye; Zheng, Yulian; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The past two decades have witnessed the great developments in principal training in China. Research on principal training in China is increasing in quantity and quality with its expanding practice. The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyze the changing landscape of scholarship on principal training in China by examining the quantity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
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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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Sawchuk, Peter H. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The field of workplace learning scholarship in Western countries is reviewed. First, the emergence of workplace learning scholarship is discussed historically for its relation to the emergence and ongoing development of capitalism beginning from early thought on markets and productivity, 20th century scientific management, industrialism and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Social Systems, Global Approach, Work Environment
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Apple, Rima D. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Many societies view the world as composed of two distinct and complementary spheres: the female (domestic) sphere and the male (public) sphere. Because science was part of the male sphere, women were inhibited from pursuing a career in scientific research. However, the more limited female sphere often found within university departments of home…
Descriptors: Home Economics, Scientific Research, Women Scientists, Gender Differences
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Lau, Cheng Man Diana; Yuen, Pong Kau – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The development of private higher education in Macau has experienced rapid growth in the past two decades. The purpose of this paper is to understand this trend by investigating the facts and figures supplied by official sources and to analyze the role between the Government and the private sector. This paper shows that the attitude of the Macau…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Quality Control, Public Sector
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Xie, Jinyu; Huang, Erjia – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a literature review from English language journals related to the field of human resource development (HRD), the conceptual framework for this study was derived from the models developed by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for HRD practice. This study compared and analyzed the similarities and differences in HRD roles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Weber, Kirsten – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper deals with the professionalization of human service work. It analyses learning processes and identity development in the emerging profession of child care with concrete examples from empirical research, based on a life history approach. It discusses examples of careers mainly based on students' life experience, pointing out that their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Biographies, Child Care, Self Concept
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