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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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Salleh, Hairon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Professional Learning Community (PLC) has steadily grown in importance over the last decade. The growing importance of PLCs lies in its potential to act as a lever for school-based curriculum development and innovation so as to provide diverse learning experiences to satisfy broader learning outcomes beyond academic achievements (e.g., the…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Intervention, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development