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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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Diya, Hu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Many traditional ethnic cultural items are being endangered in China. Using the Dongba dance culture of the Naxi people as a case study, this paper seeks to analyze and interpret the endangerment of culture from an educational perspective, based on an analysis of the interaction between the cultural transmission mechanism of Dongba dance and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Culture, Dance, Ethnic Groups
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Shuang, Zhang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Shimenkan is a remote and mountainous village in Weining county, Guizhou province, an area traditionally populated by Miao ethnic minority. The arrival of Christian missionaries just over 100 years ago began Shimenkan's transformation from an illiterate school-less place, to a "revered site of Miao education." Today, Shimenkan has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Rural Areas, Ethnic Groups
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Qunhui, Ou; Na, Du – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This study considers the role of teachers' multicultural awareness in promoting minority students' ethnic identity by considering the situation in one particular middle school. A case study of a Hani student is presented to show how teachers' multicultural awareness affects ethnic identity and the academic achievement of minority students. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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Yuan, Xun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
In the last three decades, along with rapid economic and social changes in China, dramatic changes have taken place in Chinese higher education, where Chinese universities have been experiencing a variety of systematic reforms. Chinese universities are also facing some new issues yet they have largely neglected the task of establishing their own…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Responsibility, College Role
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Wang, Xiaoyan; Gano-Phillips, Susan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
In this paper, the authors explore the implementation of the government mandate in Hong Kong to move from three-year to four-year undergraduate degree programs which include studies in general education (GE), through an analysis of policies and activities related to the curriculum reform. While the authors are interested in the substance of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, General Education, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Youlu, Shen; Xinyi, Qiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The balanced development of compulsory education has been given due and lengthy coverage in the "Outline of China's National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020)" which, to some extent, reflects the needs of our time and the demands of the general public. However, detailed analyses reveal that many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Change
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Jiang, You Guo – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Ma Xiangbo was born in 1840 and became a pioneer of educational reform during the republican period. He was responsible for introducing the idea that science and humanities should be valued equally in liberal arts education, a concept that became key to the model of university education. Ma's view of education combined Western humanism and science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Liberal Arts, Universities, Educational History
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Wong, Mary Shepard – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article presents the findings of a historically-informed comparative study that juxtaposes the lives of three missionary educators in China in the early 20th century with three Christian educators in China today. Data sources included hundreds of letters from the women written in China to their families and friends over several decades and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Christianity, Females
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper is a personal reflection on a lifetime experience of bridging the values and ideas of two distinctive faith traditions: the Christian and the Confucian. The author has chosen to focus on the lives and beliefs of two great teachers: St. Paul in Europe of the first century CE and Confucius in China of the 5th century BCE First the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Confucianism, Christianity, Comparative Analysis
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Seeberg, Vilma; Luo, Shujuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper explores the relationship between girls' schooling and empowerment in western China in the first decade of the 21st century. This paper adopted a capability-empowerment framework based on Sen's capability approach into which were integrated concepts by Bourdieu, Appadurai, Nussbaum, Kabeer, and Unterhalter, to help to understand the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Children, Young Adults
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