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Wang, Shutao; Mao, Yaqing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Using propensity score matching method, this study examined the effect of boarding on campus on left-behind children (LBC)'s sense of school belonging and their academic achievement. The condition of boarding schools was also examined closely in this study. Data were collected from 6,638 students from 74 rural boarding schools in 11 provinces in…
Descriptors: Probability, Academic Achievement, Boarding Schools, Foreign Countries
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Dean, Jenny – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Australia and its Indigenous peoples have experienced what one commentator has called "a juxtaposition of first and third worlds", manifest, among other aspects, in lower levels of education achievement compared with other Australians. Specifically, profound levels of educational inequality have been observed for Aboriginal Australians…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Elementary Schools, Academic Achievement
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Baumann, Chris; Winzar, Hume – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The literature establishes that education drives economic performance, but the extent that education is associated with a country's competitiveness is empirically untested. Our study analyses Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data from 63 countries to ascertain education's role in explaining the competitiveness of a country.…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Competition, Role of Education, International Assessment
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Chen, Xinxin; Yi, Hongmei; Zhang, Linxiu; Mo, Di; Chu, James; Rozelle, Scott – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Aiming to provide better education facilities and improve the educational attainment of poor rural students, China's government has been merging remote rural primary schools into centralized village, town, or county schools since the late 1990s. To accompany the policy, boarding facilities have been constructed that allow (mandate) primary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools
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Wei, Dan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper examines how social capital formed by effective parental practices within Chinese families influences student achievement. Survey responses from 266 students from Grades 4 to 6 in a suburban elementary school in China were analysed to identify their perceptions of parental practices (support, pressure, help, monitoring and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Social Capital
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Gao, Fang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Koreans have been successful in nesting their educational achievement in places like China, where they have earned the title of the "model minority", due primarily to their educational success. Drawing on data from ethnographic research on fourth-grade Korean students in a bilingual Korean school, this article examines the relationship…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Academic Achievement, Ethnography, Foreign Countries