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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative study that explored the prospects for the promotion of collaborative relationships between English as a Second Language (ESL) and content teachers in Hong Kong. At the time of the study, the eight participants, four content teachers and four ESL teachers, were all teaching in English-medium secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Halstead, J. Mark; Zhu, Chuanyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent educational reforms in China have emphasized "learner autonomy", but this differs in crucial respects from the concept of "personal autonomy", which is a central goal of western liberal education. The many changes that have resulted from the opening up policy in China in the last 30 years include what has been called…
Descriptors: Individualism, High Schools, Class Activities, Personal Autonomy
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Liu, Chengfang; Zhang, Linxiu; Luo, Renfu; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian; Shi, Yaojiang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
China has made remarkable progress along the path of economic transformation over the past three decades. To continue its rapid growth in an economy with increasingly higher wages, China's key challenge is whether it can become competitive enough in quasi-skilled and skilled sectors so that more technologically advanced industries and service…
Descriptors: High Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries
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McLaughlin, Juliana Mohok; Hickling-Hudson, Anne – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This paper explores the social and educational implications of the "Secondary Schools Scholarship Project" (SSSP) in which Australia gave over 1,000 adolescents from Papua New Guinea three-year scholarships to study in Australian high schools. Drawing from postcolonial theory, the paper uses concepts of ambivalence, hybridity, hegemony,…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Program Evaluation