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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The national curriculum reformers, regarded as members of the social elites and intellectuals, projected their vision of identity onto the curriculum which they constructed and influenced the next generation's national consciousness. In the tangled relationship between politics and education, the selection of the reformers in a sense dictates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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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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Craig, Cheryl J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Four narrative fragments involving research disseminated globally -- namely, United States, Israel, The Netherlands, The People's Republic of China -- are used to instantiate the phenomenon of teachers teaching their best-loved selves, without becoming the curriculum themselves. Next, the development of the best-loved self-conceptualization as it…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Self Concept, Teaching Methods
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Mok, Ka Ho; Wong, Yu Cheung; Guo, Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
In July 2010, the State Council of the People's Republic of China published an "Outline for National Educational Development" with a strong conviction to transform China from an economic power into a country of "soft power" and "strength in human resources". In order to realize such a policy goal, the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Creativity, Human Capital, Educational Quality
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Ding, Meixia; Li, Yeping; Li, Xiaobao; Kulm, Gerald – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In this study, we investigated Chinese teachers' attributions and coping strategies for classroom misbehaviour across grade levels. A total of 244 teachers (Grades 1-12) from the Chinese mainland participated in this survey. Results indicated that Chinese teachers first attributed misbehaviour to student characteristics, such as being "lazy,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Coping, Student Characteristics, Foreign Countries
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Lin, Tingjin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Elitism argues that the values and experiences of the political elite shape policy, while institutionalism contends that an individual's behaviour is constrained by institutional settings. This article shows that both perspectives work well overall, while offering persuasive arguments, but the former is dominated by the latter. This explains the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Towndrow, Phillip A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
Recent educational reforms in China are placing increasing emphasis on the integration of new technologies in the English language curriculum. At the same time, a debate has begun concerning the effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) usage in transforming language pedagogy in the Chinese context. In response to points made in the discussions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education