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Slade, Mark; Brown, Gavin T. L. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
There is an expectation that students graduate from university with a collection of attributes they have acquired and/or developed during their university journey. It is possible that more academically able students have these attributes prior to enrolment. A repeated-measure analysis of 70 foreign, 89% from People's Republic of China, students at…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Certification
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Mok, Angel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Students from a Chinese background demonstrate outstanding performance in international mathematics assessments. Besides cultural characteristics, innate mathematics ability is often referred to as the reason for their performance. This paper aims to debunk this assumption of innate ability and provide an alternate perspective to the discussion by…
Descriptors: Asians, Parent Attitudes, Immigrants, Cultural Background