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Nyland, Berenice; Nyland, Chris; Yan, Zhang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Chinese children with an urban household registration ("hukou") normally attend subsidized preschools for three years prior to primary school. This is an experience available to relatively few of China's many millions of migrant children whose families are registered as rural residents but choose to migrate to urban areas. This paper…
Descriptors: Migrant Education, Migrant Children, Foreign Countries, Early Experience
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Wang, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
The last three decades have witnessed great social, political and economic change in China since the market reforms in the late 1970s. A market economy was adopted as a replacement to the planned economy in order to allocate resources more efficiently. Consequently, higher education in China has undergone dramatic reforms to adapt to this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Privatization, Free Enterprise System, Governance
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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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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
In a context of intensified globalization, the importance of international governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations as influencers and shapers of the global environment is becoming prominent. Participation in international organizations leads to active incorporation of nation-states with worldwide connotations. In higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, International Organizations
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Tsung, Linda; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
A vast array of cultural traditions and languages can be found among China's 55 legally recognized minority nationalities. Mother tongue education has been the norm for several of the large minority groups (namely, Koreans, Kazaks, Mongolians, Tibetans, and Uyghurs) for most of the time since 1949. This article, which is based on empirical data,…
Descriptors: Language Skills, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Ethnicity
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McPherron, Paul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent communicative language teaching reforms in China have focused on the creative use of English in classroom activities. In response to these reforms, many students have chosen to use English names in classroom, online, and professional contexts, particularly with foreign teachers. Based at a university closely linked to national teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Yuanfang; Wang, Bing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Language learning strategy (LLS) use is not only an individual attribute of language users, but also a group behaviour reflecting the learning culture and language pedagogy in a particular social context. This article reports a study on the LLS use of Chinese secondary school students of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Northeast China from…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Ryan, Janette; Kang, Changyun; Mitchell, Ian; Erickson, Gaalen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The current round of basic education curriculum reform in China is considered by many to be the most radical and wide-reaching. However, very little is known about education reform at the school level. Here we document and discuss some of the challenges and opportunities that the reform programme is providing for teachers and schools. We describe…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Researchers
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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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Harris, Jessica; Zhao, Yong; Caldwell, Brian J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
In many ways, China's education system is quite different from systems of education in the West. Rich descriptions of school transformation, however, have revealed that the factors that fuelled transformation in schools in China are also evident in schools in Australia, England, Finland, Wales and the United States. This paper draws on an…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Luo, Renfu; Shi, Yaojiang; Zhang, Linxiu; Liu, Chengfang; Rozelle, Scott; Sharbono, Brian – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The main goal of this paper is to document the nature of boarding schools and empirically analyse the difference in nutrition intake and malnutrition status between boarding and non-boarding students in western rural China. By using two data sets on boarding schools and boarding students in Shaanxi Province, a representative province in western…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Siblings, Boarding Schools, Nutrition
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Li, Ling; King, Mark E.; Winter, Sam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The December 2008 release of China's new "Guidelines for health education in primary and secondary schools" by the Ministry of Education addressed many of the concerns arising from the academic and popular discourse on Chinese adolescent sexuality and sexuality education. The focus of this reform, common with similar reforms elsewhere in…
Descriptors: Health Education, Adolescents, Guidelines, 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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Sung, Pei-Fen; Yang, Meng-Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
National identity is one of the most important forms of ideology that affects human behaviours. Yet, the issue of whether it influences history teachers' subject matter knowledge or teaching practice is overlooked most of the time. With regime change in Taiwan, history curriculum and textbooks are no longer dominated by a China-centred narrative;…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nationalism, Teacher Characteristics, Secondary School Teachers
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Wette, Rosemary; Barkhuizen, Gary – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent accounts of college-level English language teaching in China describe environments that, although constrained by the College English Test (CET), are undergoing changes in a number of curriculum areas, including recognition of the need to incorporate communicative approaches and the assessment of practical language abilities. In such times,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, English Teachers
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