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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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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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Zhang, Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
As in other parts of the world, private tutoring has expanded significantly in Mainland China during the past decade. This has been driven by factors including dramatic economic growth, high-stakes examinations, and the traditions of a Confucian culture at the macro-level, and school leadership and family incomes, at the micro-level. This paper…
Descriptors: Power Structure, High School Students, Teacher Role, Case Studies
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Williams, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This study was carried out within the context of a requirement for every Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate (ACT ETD) high school to include Indigenous perspectives across all areas of the curriculum. For the first time ever in the case study school reported in this article, two Torres Strait Island dances were taught…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Case Studies
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This research used poststructural theories to examine a crucial issue of teacher-learning in rural border schools that are under pressure from high-stakes school accountability, fewer resources, and significant numbers of English language learners (ELLs). The methodology was based on a multiple case study of four intern teachers who participated…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Context Effect, Rural Schools, Accountability
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Wu, Ya-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In Taiwan, substantial resources have been invested in upper-secondary vocational education for Aborigines as a solution to their lack of career development opportunities. This study examined the schooling experiences and career aspirations of Taiwanese indigenous vocational high school students. A case study was designed to collect data through…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Interviews
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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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Malik, Ranbir Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
In a doctoral study undertaken at Edith Cowan University the author set out to investigate the influence of home and school environments on the academic performance and educational/occupational aspirations of high school students from eight Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian families residing in a middle class suburb of Perth metropolitan…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Participant Observation, Life Style, Occupational Aspiration