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Gao, Fang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Koreans have been successful in nesting their educational achievement in places like China, where they have earned the title of the "model minority", due primarily to their educational success. Drawing on data from ethnographic research on fourth-grade Korean students in a bilingual Korean school, this article examines the relationship…
Descriptors: Stereotypes, Academic Achievement, Ethnography, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Tianlong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article examines the "back to tradition" movement in Chinese schools and its political nature. It focuses on the launch of the "education in Chinese traditional virtues" project in the 1980s and various new developments at the present time, which continue a revival of Confucianism in Chinese society and education. The…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Democracy, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Bunnell, Tristan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The past decade has seen the emergence, predominantly in Thailand and mainland China, of a form of educational institution that has had little scholarly attention or generic identification. This paper shows how the ad hoc and opportunistic franchising of elite English private schools, beginning with the hyper-capitalist exportation of the Dulwich…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Business, Private Schools, Competitive Selection
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Zhu, Chang; Valcke, Martin; Schellens, Tammy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
Recent research has shown interest in studying the relationship between epistemological beliefs and numerous aspects of learning. A new question interests us: Is this kind of relationship homogeneous across cultures? This study focuses on the relationship between epistemological beliefs, learning conceptions, and approaches to study. A sample of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Student Attitudes
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Zhao, Yong; Zhang, Gaoming; Yang, Wenzhong; Kirkland, David; Han, Xue; Zhang, Jianwei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This article examines one major research journal from China and one from the United States. The study compares the two journals with regard to three questions: 1) Who is doing research published in the journals? 2) What are the major issues and concerns represented in the journals? 3) What research methodologies are favoured in the journals? The…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Research Methodology, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Marinelli, Maurizio – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
This article is written in line with the debate on internationalisation in higher education, especially taking into consideration the connections between the rise of East Asia and the need to internationalise the universities in the West. The author focuses specifically on his professional experience as a member of the Expanding East Asian Studies…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Trends
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Yang, Rui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2007
At the end of 1998, the Chinese central government decided to raise China's level of participation in higher education dramatically. While the move was influenced by a combination of both domestic and external forces, it was a decision fundamentally based on economic considerations. Using the university enrolment expansion policy as an example,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Foreign Countries, Enrollment
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Postiglione, Gerard A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
How much is hegemony and how much is self-determination in the higher education systems in Southeast Asia? This paper argues that while the question of centre and periphery is still relevant to the analysis of international university systems, the analytical frameworks from which it has arisen may lose viability in the long term. Southeast Asian…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Self Determination
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Kai, Jiang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
This article examines the center-periphery concept by focusing on the impact of educational transfer from the US to China on teaching reform in China's higher education institutions from the early 1980s to the present. As the scale and scope of the Sino-US exchange expanded, the impact on China deepened. This was especially evident in the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Teaching Methods
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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
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Fairbrother, Gregory P. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
This article examines the reflection of national goals and ideologies in the civic education curricula of Mainland China and Taiwan. A comparison of junior secondary school textbooks from the 1950s and the 1990s shows how the curriculum embodies the states' changing national priorities and justificatory ideologies. Specifically, in the early…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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