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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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Peng, Pai; Hochweber, Jan; Klieme, Eckhard – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Outcome-oriented evaluation of school effectiveness is often based on student test scores in certain critical examinations. This study provides another method of evaluation--value-added--which is based on student achievement progress. This paper introduces the method of estimating the value-added score of schools in multi-level models. Based on…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gains, Outcomes of Education
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Yuhao, Cen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The cognitive interview method was applied to evaluate survey questions translated and adapted from a US-based college student survey instrument. This paper draws data from cognitive interviews with 45 undergraduate students in China and explores the different meanings they attribute to the term "college teacher." Students understood…
Descriptors: Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Definitions, College Faculty
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Deng, Zongyi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Over the last century, the development of didactics (???) in China has been profoundly influenced by Kairov's theory of pedagogics. The German Didaktik tradition, which can date back to Comenius and Herbart, remains largely unknown to educational scholars in China while they possess basic knowledge of Comenius and Herbart. This article expounds…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Educational Theories
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Law, Wing-Wah – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Since the early 20th century, numerous scholars have proposed theories and models describing, interpreting, and suggesting the development paths countries have taken or should take. None of these, however, can fully explain China's efforts, mainly through education and citizenship education, to modernize itself and foster a modern citizenry since…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Standards
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Zhao, Guoping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper tackles the issue of education as the process of person-making and attempts to redefine the ideal and unique Chinese person--the Chinese soul--based on a civilizational dialogue and synthesis that would transform modern education and enable education to play a central role in "redeeming modernity" and revitalizing Chinese…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Individual Development, Acculturation, Ideology
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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper examines how the definition and interpretation of the concept gewu zhizhi ???? (investigating things and extending knowledge), evolved along with Chinese intellectual efforts to construct the framework for Chinese learning which, in turn, had a profound impact on the development of educational curricula in different historical periods.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Confucianism
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Bu, Yuhua; Li, Jiacheng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Since the 1980s, China has entered an era of transformation which has extended its reach to education and school reforms. The "New Basic Education" (NBE) was born in this era and implemented by the East China Normal University together with schools around the country. NBE aims at nurturing the active, healthy development of a new…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, School Administration, Individual Development
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Welch, Anthony – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
China's dramatic economic rise has tended to overshadow other wider perspectives on the developing China and Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) relationship, including in higher education. The article examines contemporary relations between China and ASEAN, set against the longer term development of cultural and trade relations. It is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Educational Cooperation
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Yang, Rui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Since the late 1980s, there has been a resurgence of regionalism in world politics. Prospects for new alliances are opened up often on a regional basis. In East and Southeast Asia, regionalization is becoming evident in higher education, with both awareness and signs of a rising ASEAN+3 higher education community. The quest for regional influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, World Affairs, International Relations
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Chao, Roger Y. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper explores the internationalization of higher education initiatives of Hong Kong, being one of the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) of China, within the context of the Chinese Mainland-Hong Kong (CM-HK) relations. Historical, social, economic, and political ties between Hong Kong and the Mainland of China, their economic and political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, International Education, Politics of Education
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Kettle, Margaret; Yuan, Yifeng; Luke, Allan; Ewing, Robyn; Shen, Huizhong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
As increasing numbers of Chinese language learners choose to learn English online, there is a need to investigate popular websites and their language learning designs. This paper reports on the first stage of a study that analyzed the pedagogical, linguistic, and content features of 25 Chinese English Language Learning (ELL) websites ranked…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Design, Instructional Material Evaluation, Instructional Effectiveness
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Dervin, Fred; Gao, Minghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
"Happy Chinese" or kuaile hanyu is an educational melodrama produced by the Chinese TV channel CCTV in 2009. Aiming to improve foreign learners' Chinese language skills, the plot revolves around Susan, an American, staying with her former Chinese classmate's family. "Happy Chinese" proposes both language and cultural learning.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Television, Educational Technology, Chinese
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Zhou, Huiquan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Due to imbalanced social and economic development, education in poverty-stricken rural areas in China is lagging behind that of urban areas. The current study explores the role of the nonprofit organizations (NPOs) involved in rural compulsory education promotion. Results show that the NPOs are providing a variety of programs to promote rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Urban Areas, Compulsory Education
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Zhenyu, Gao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the lived experience of teachers from one middle school in East China who implemented project-based learning (PBL) in their classes. A sample of 22 grade 6 and 7 teachers participated in this research between September 2008 and June 2010. Data were observation, transcripts of semi-structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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