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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Nguyen, Bao Trang Thi; Pennycook, Alastair – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This study examines the language, academic, and socio-cultural concerns of 24 Vietnamese international students (PhD, master's and undergraduate) studying in universities in Sydney, Australia. Alongside the obvious linguistic concerns, the salient issues that emerge from this study draw attention to the struggles these students face to adapt to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Coping, Student Attitudes
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Ab Kadir, M. Akshir – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The new Australian Curriculum (AC) aims to prepare learners for the twenty-first century and in doing so, emphasize the development of critical (and creative thinking) as one of the "general capabilities" of learners. Critical thinking is seen as key in preparing "students to live and work in the 21st century" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, National Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Diamond, Mark R.; O'Brien-Malone, Angela – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Although diversity at universities has increased dramatically over the past 150 years, many groups are still under-represented relative to their proportion in the general population. Initiatives to improve diversity have included the increased use of entry pathways other than direct admission from secondary school. As admissions via these…
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Bound Students, College Admission, Admission Criteria
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Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles; Karnovsky, Saul; Aly, Anne; Taylor, Nell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 confronted Australia and its neighbours directly for the first time with the dangers of violent extremism. Since then, the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA), consisting of former victims, their families and other interested parties, has been lobbying for the creation of the "Bali Peace Park" to be…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Violence, Terrorism
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Peterson, Andrew; Bentley, Brendan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
In late 2013 a new curriculum for Civics and Citizenship education was published by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority for use in Australian schools. In line with previous curricular initiatives concerning education for citizenship in Australia a key rationale behind the new subject is the education of "active…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Denise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explores the challenges experienced by international students during Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in Australia. Student participation in WIL not only enhances individual student employability but also the attractiveness of Australia as a study destination. WIL, in particular work placements, is in high demand by international students…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Work Experience, Employment Potential, Work Experience Programs
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Daniel, Graham R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Parent involvement in family-school partnerships is widely acknowledged as supporting children's schooling outcomes. This involvement, however, reduces as children move through the school grades, and can be lower in families from disadvantaged backgrounds. Teacher facilitation of parent involvement, or teacher outreach, is strongly linked to the…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Teacher Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation
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Lijie, Lu; Fang, Wang; Yunpeng, Ma; Clarke, Anthony; Collins, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Faced with urban schools' reluctance to host student teachers on practicum because "student teachers disturb their teaching order," Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China, collaborated with four rural provinces to develop a University-Government-School (UGS) initiative for rural practicum placements. To understand the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Government School Relationship
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Guerin, Cally; Green, Ian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Transnational academic mobility and the ongoing push towards "internationalization" together raise challenges for the cultural climate of today's universities. This paper explores these issues from the perspective of supervisors of research degrees in an Australian university in which "internationalization" and "academic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Differences, Global Approach, Supervisors
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Armour, William S.; Iida, Sumiko – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Recent research into Japanese as a foreign language education has strongly emphasized the link between Japanese popular culture and learning Japanese. However, these studies have only targeted Japanese language learners in formal education contexts and have largely ignored those who are not studying Japanese or studying Japanese informally. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation
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Hill, David T. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Since Joseph Nye introduced the concept of "Soft power" in his 1991 book, "Bound to Lead: The Changing Nature of American Power", analysts have discussed states' efforts to exercise their influence by attracting and co-opting rather than coercing or using force. This paper will examine enrolments trends in Indonesian language…
Descriptors: Indonesian, Public Policy, Foreign Countries, Power Structure
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Park, Joo-Ho; Ham, Seung-Hwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study examines teacher collaboration across three Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea), focusing on the possibility that principal-teacher perceptual disagreement regarding principal instructional leadership performance may impede progress toward a school organizational condition conducive to collaborative teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Swirski, Teresa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The focus of this paper is to illustrate Australian regional pre-service teachers' perceptions of an international practicum: their cross-cultural understanding, notions of privilege and teacher/professional identity development. Findings indicate that there were three overlapping dimensions of cross-cultural understanding for pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Student Attitudes
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