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Liu, Dongfang; Ku, Heng-Yu; Morgan, Thomas Lee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The condition of poverty is pervasive worldwide and is multifaceted in its ability to have a deleterious generational impact. Although China has greatly reduced the proportion of people living in abject poverty over the past three decades, there are still millions of families living in extreme poverty. This study investigated the influences of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Environment, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement
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Alhadabi, Amal; Aldhafri, Said; Alkharusi, Hussain; Al-Harthy, Ibrahim; Alrajhi, Marwa; AlBarashdi, Hafidha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The current study investigated the associations between three maternal and paternal parenting styles, moral intelligence, academic self-efficacy and learning motivation in three serial mediation models. Omani adolescents enrolled in 7th to 11th grades (N = 296) responded to an online survey containing demographic items and scales measuring the…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Self Efficacy, Learning Motivation, Adolescents
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Kwon, Hyungil H.; Pyun, Do Young; Kim, Ji Young – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
As a new sports policy, named "School Sport Promotion Group (SSPG)", the Korea government selected 50 schools in 2011 and 2012. Each school was granted US$40,000 a year for a three-year term. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of the SSPG programme when it pertained to students' motivation and participation in…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Intention, Physical Activity Level, Government Role
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Wang, Chunli; Gu, Xiaoqing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Academic identity is a key factor that facilitates learning. Many factors influence academic identity, and peers exert crucial influence that has been broadened by social media. Therefore, this study focuses on the possible impact of this broadened scope of peer relationships on adolescents' development of academic identity. A retrospective…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Peer Relationship, Social Media, Identification (Psychology)
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Entrich, Steve R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
According to sociological rational choice theory, students' class-specific educational decisions at key transition points significantly contribute to educational and social inequalities. Yet, while theory missed to clearly accentuate all relevant actors' influences on students' decisions, research generally failed to adequately empirically account…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Social Differences, Family Characteristics
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Lee, Jaekyung; Kang, Chungseo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study challenges prior evidence on the impact of Korea's high-stakes school accountability policy as a tool to improve overall achievement and close achievement gaps. Applying difference-in-differences method, the study compares Korean high school students' reading and math test score trends before and after the policy based on the National…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Accountability, Educational Policy, High Stakes Tests
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Chao, Tzu-Yang; Sung, Yao-Ting – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Students of middling achievement who achieve intermediate results on the Basic Competence Test, a national high-stakes entrance examination in Taiwan, experience the highest test anxiety. The present study explored why such students experienced greater test anxiety and the source of that anxiety. A questionnaire survey was administered to 5,220…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Test Anxiety, Adolescents, Grade 9
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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous studies focusing on the role of English in developing countries have reached different conclusions. Some studies consider the English language to be beneficial for students' academic and professional development, while others claim that it affects students' progress and conceptual clarity and thus acts as a source of students' failure.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Private Schools, Public Schools
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Qazi, M. Habib; Shah, Saeeda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper problematizes the interplay between curriculum textbooks and national identity constructions. Drawing on data from Bangladesh's school-textbooks, and students' and teachers' perspectives, the study identifies factors shaping Bangladesh's national identity in the textbook discourses and discusses students' experiences of these in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Hung, Yu-Han – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study is aimed at exploring how teachers make curricular-instructional decisions regarding teaching contemporary controversial public issues in Taiwan (e.g., national identity, sovereignty, and ethnic issues). Using a case study design, this study documents how six social studies teachers make curricular decisions about whether to teach…
Descriptors: Controversial Issues (Course Content), Knowledge Level, Teacher Background, Family Influence
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Balkis, Murat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of the current study is to examine the mediation role of academic achievement and absenteeism in the relationship between multidimensional amotivation and intention to school dropout among Turkish high school students. The results have shown that multidimensional amotivation has direct and indirect effects on intention to school…
Descriptors: Intention, Learning Motivation, Dropout Characteristics, Academic Achievement
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Deng, Linyuan; Zhou, Nan; Nie, Ruihong; Jin, Peipei; Yang, Mengxi; Fang, Xiaoyi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Parent-teacher partnership is associated closely with adolescents' development. However, little is known about the association between parent-teacher partnership and Chinese high school students' development. Therefore, this study examines whether and how parent-teacher partnership (objective contacts and subjective relationship quality) relates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Lim, Yangmi; Nam, Su-Jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study analysed "The 8th Online Survey of Adolescent Health and Behaviour in 2012", which is a government-approved statistical survey of Internet use and patterns in Korea. We conducted a propensity score matching (PSM) to control for economic status differences between monocultural and multicultural families and an ANOVA to estimate…
Descriptors: Internet, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Online Surveys
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Zhan, Ying; So, Winnie Wing Mui; Cheng, Irene Nga Yee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explored senior secondary students' beliefs and experiences of learning an interdisciplinary curriculum, Liberal Studies, in Hong Kong. Through the analysis of focus-group interviews with 168 students, most of the students were found to enjoy or at least not resist interdisciplinary learning, and preferred to study real-world…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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Poonoosamy, Mico – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
International mindedness is considered by many educational researchers and organizations as a determining feature in international education. This article used data as part of a PhD case study inquiry to explore how international mindedness is developed by two students in an IB school in an Indian Ocean Island Nation. Through a qualitative…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies
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