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Zhang, Qilong; Ning, Kang; Barnes, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Resource allocation and funding in higher education is crucial to the success of reform and transformation of our higher education system. With a view to identifying trends and best practices in the area, utilizing a method of systematic literature review, we have critically reviewed relevant theories and practices from developed counties that are…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Higher Education, Developed Nations, Resource Allocation
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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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Bilik, Naran; Erdene, Has – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Anxieties about Chinese-Mongolian-English trilingual program in Inner Mongolia reflect three linguistic ideologies, that is, the instrumental and the essentialist among Mongolian elites and the assimilationist among Han elites. Mongolian ethnicity is on trial in front of an upsurge of Chinese nationalism. Both pro and con trilingual education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnicity, Multilingualism, Chinese
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Poole, Adam – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This article is designed as the starting point for future research into the implementation of the funds of knowledge concept in the People's Republic of China. Utilizing an exploratory research design, I sketch how the funds of knowledge concept could be used by teachers to empower ethnic minority and city-born migrant children disadvantaged by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Cultural Capital, Research Design
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Lijia, Wang; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This paper highlights Chinese teachers' ethical concerns in their relationships with students, colleagues, and students' parents. Through a qualitative study of 26 teachers, it was found that the teachers were often trapped in a dilemma between teaching to students' real development and teaching to the test. The ethics of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Li, Guofang; Yang, Lihong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This study investigates 1.5 generation Asian immigrant children's (n = 264) early literacy achievement patterns, treating them as a heterogeneous group. Specifically, the within-group variances in reading achievement from kindergarten to third grade are examined, drawing on four waves of data from the ECLS-K class of 1998-1999. Our analysis shows…
Descriptors: Asians, Emergent Literacy, Immigrants, Reading Achievement
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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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Creso, Sá; Grieco, Julieta – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This paper examines the approach Brazil has taken to promote the internationalization of higher education over the last decade. Three key areas are identified: human resources development, institution building, and international partnerships. Our analyses of initiatives in these areas demonstrate that Brazil does not follow global trends such as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Practices, Human Resources
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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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Varghese, N. V. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
International cooperation and collaborations played an important role in the economic and educational development of several countries. In the 1950s and 1960s external aid was an important modality to establish cooperation between countries, especially between developing and developed countries. Cross-border activities in higher education used to…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Institutional Research
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Yang, Rui; Xie, Meng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Scholarly relations between developed and developing countries have long been characterized by imbalances and asymmetries. The "centers" in the North give direction, provide models, produce research and function as the pinnacles of the academic system while institutions in developing countries copy their development from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, International Cooperation, Institutional Cooperation
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Rensburg, Ihron; Motala, Shireen; David, Solomon Arulraj – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The evolution of South African universities continues to be shaped by both apartheid and more recent post-apartheid policies. Yet the South African university system is mainly an elite, low participation and high attrition system, offering a medium quality education. Moreover, there is uneven attention to the opportunities that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Zhang, Donghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
An increasing number of left-behind children has emerged in rural China as a result of the large-scale migration of rural farmers to urban cities since the 1990s. With the absence of parent(s) from the family, the left-behind children face crises in socialization and their relationships with their parents are threatened by physical distance. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latchkey Children, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The philosophy of "publish or perish" has already been adopted as a yardstick by the vast majority of Chinese higher education institutions in their attempts to benchmark Western research universities in recent years, which has led to increasing pressure on university teachers to produce research publications. This paper addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, English Teachers, Writing for Publication
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