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Kong, Rui; Gao, Xiaowei; Zhong, Wanxing; Zhou, Xiaoling – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
MBA education has become the fastest growing segment of education in China in recent years and a segment that can now be considered indispensable. However, how best to teach it has long been a source of debate. One of the key issues is how to match student traits with teaching methods. While engaged as teachers of marketing management, the authors…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Educational Quality
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Miles, Steven B. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This review essay analyzes the historiography of Confucian academies ("shuyuan") in imperial China, focusing on five representative books published in China between 2008 and 2014, including two new editions of books originally published in 1995 and 2004. The five authors share a deep concern about the nature of academies, particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Wong, Mei-Yee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article explores the dynamics of power-sharing between teacher and students in learning and teaching situations, and describes the theoretical bases, implementation, and results of an empirical study in three elementary schools in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Findings from 58 class observations…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Educational Practices
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Ma, Yuping; Pan, Suyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Among discussions on international academic mobility, a persistent challenge is to understand whether education abroad can become a source of brain gain, and whether globalization can offer source countries the hope that they might enjoy the benefits of freer crossborder flows in information and personnel. With reference to China, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Decision Making, Career Development
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Perris, Kirk – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The national open universities of China and India are unique adaptations of the open university model that emanated from the UK. These institutions have expanded to become the largest universities in the world as measured by current enrollment of approximately four million each. This article comparatively analyzes how these open universities have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Comparative Education, Educational History
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Khoo, Yishin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This paper examines the educational implications of two curriculum initiatives in China that have produced curricular materials promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) in minority-populated ethnic autonomous areas in China. The two curriculum projects present distinctive discourses, conceptions, models, frameworks and scopes of ESD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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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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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Tensions between vision and reality in the teaching practicum is a significant issue in research and practice globally, but scanty attention has been awarded to research into areas of tension in teaching practice itself. This paper reports on a study that examines a cohort of Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers, Practicums
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Wei, Shuguang; Liu, Xianjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This paper examines the Canada-China Management Education Program (CCMEP, 1983-1996) between the University of Toronto (UT) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). In this paper, we create a "Three Levels/Four Parameters" analytical framework, based on the concept of mutuality from Johan Galtung (1980) and the concept…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Guidoin, Robert; Wang, Lu; Douville, Yvan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The Department of Surgery at Laval University has been a key player in the development of Canada-China cooperation since the 1980s. The projects initiated and developed by Jean Couture and Guojin Liu to address cancer issues, and specifically breast cancer, were heralded as outstanding successes. In the meantime, the Department of Surgery at Laval…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Programs, Surgery, Higher Education
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Sinclair, Paul; Blachford, Dongyan; Pickard, Garth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Through funding from the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) China Program, the University of Regina (UofR), Canada, implemented two major development projects with the Educational Institute of Jilin province (EIJP) from 1990 to 2001. This paper re-examines this historic cooperation. The paper argues that prevailing theories of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, International Cooperation
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Wang, Songliang; Caldwell, Claude; Wei, Liqing; Su, Haiyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University-Nova Scotia Agricultural College (FAFU-NSAC) 2 + 2 undergraduate program initiated in 2003 is a model for creative collaboration between China and Canada in undergraduate education. This paper addresses the achievements of the program development and highlights the process for successful curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, International Programs, Institutional Cooperation
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Liu, Qin; Jiang, Yumei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article examines the outcomes of the overseas experiences of Chinese visiting scholars and the implications of visiting scholar programs for faculty development at Chinese universities. On the basis of semi-structured interviews with 17 returned Chinese visiting scholars who spent six to 12 months in a faculty of education at one of five…
Descriptors: International Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Huang, Ju; Xu, Shijing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article is part of a narrative study of Chinese beginning teacher induction through cross-cultural teacher development, which has been developed and contextualized in the "Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Program" between the University of Windsor (UW), Canada and Southwest University (SWU), China. This program is part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Tierney, William G.; Lanford, Michael – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
In this essay, we interrogate the role of academic freedom in the 21st century by describing its historical genesis in the modern university, its association with the concept of tenure, and how it is reinterpreted by different cultural and social contexts. Afterwards, we examine traditional infringements by national governments upon academic…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Higher Education, Educational History, Tenure
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