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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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Zhang, Yong; Han, Minghua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In order to investigate the self identity and vocational identity among community youth in Shanghai and their associated spatial experience, 4 focus groups, made up of 14 individuals were interviewed. We assigned numbers to indicate each interviewee as well as the general theme of each transcription of the interview. Results are as follows:…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Focus Groups, Interviews, Career Guidance
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Zhang, Jing; Pelletier, Janette; Doyle, Antoinette – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The goal of this paper was to examine promising effects of a bilingual family literacy program: to track the changes of families' literacy activities through a bilingual family literacy intervention, and to examine the children literacy gains in both Chinese and English across socioeconomic sub-groups. The intervention was an eight-week, two hours…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Foreign Countries, Family Literacy
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Leithaeuser, Thomas – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The bases of the article are the results of an empirical study about traditional work places in industry. There were made group discussions and special qualitative interviews with workers and employees of a German factory. The article tries to interpret and to integrate these subjective concepts in the actual discussion of theoretical perspectives…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Social Theories, Work Environment, Industry
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Du, Ping; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Research on work life and job satisfaction of university professors is becoming an important research issue in the field of higher education. This study used questionnaires administered to 1 770 teachers from different levels, types, and academic fields of Chinese universities to investigate job satisfaction among university professors and the…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Organizational Climate, Career Development, Teacher Salaries
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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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Yan, Fengqiao; Lin, Jing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Two distinctive paradigms have been used in researching higher education phenomena in China's process of social transformation. The first might be described as "critical realist," and the second as "interpretivist." The book "Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education", has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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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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Li, Mei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Three different "logics"--that of the internal strategies of the institutions, the economic pressures of the socialist market economy and the political policies of the state drive the development of a university. The dynamic interaction and coexistence of the three logics has determined the transformation models of teacher-education or…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Free Enterprise System, Foreign Countries, Comprehensive Programs
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Gong, Fang; Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Since the late 1990s the Chinese government has implemented two key policies for the development of higher education. The first was launching Project 985, with the purpose of seeking excellence through creating internationally competitive universities. The second was a radical move to a mass system of higher education. In this context, China's top…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Zhou, Guangli; Zha, Qiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
China's key science and technology universities are modelled on the French "Ecole Polytechnique". As such, they are utilitarian institutions, rooted in the concept of cultivating manpower for society's economic progress, and tending to ignore the development of the individual. As China's elite higher education system took in a rapidly…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Higher Education, Educational Change, Forestry
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Yang, Gaixue; Yu, Shuyu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a specially adapted questionnaire, research was carried out to explore how resources in modern distance learning were being applied in rural elementary and middle schools in Western China, in order to enhance the usefulness of the allocated resources. One particular distance learning project was used as the subject of the study, and…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Distance Education, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Wang, Lu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Social Network Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Content Analysis and other research methods were used to research online learning communities at Capital Normal University, Beijing. Analysis of the two online courses resulted in the following conclusions: (1) Social networks of the two online courses form typical core-periphery structures; (2)…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Opinions, Online Courses, Statistical Analysis
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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In order to analyze the impact of human capital theory on contemporary Chinese education, this paper first draws a conceptual outline of how this theory was introduced and interpreted to suit the Chinese quest for modernization. The study then adopts a comparative historical approach to the points of similarity between Neo-Confucian educational…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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