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Lee, Wincy Wing Sze – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Research on epistemic beliefs (beliefs about what knowledge is and what knowing is) has advanced and there is now a burgeoning interest in examining this construct in the Chinese cultural context. However, issues related to understanding epistemic beliefs change remain under-explored. The present study used a qualitative approach to explore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Epistemology, Beliefs, College Students
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Qi, Jing; Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Based on Lev Vygotsky's social constructivism theory, this study examined the perceptions of Hong Kong physical education (PE) teachers regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in general PE programmes. Eight secondary PE teachers (female = 5, male = 3) were recruited for individual semi-structured interviews. Data gathered from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Disabilities, Inclusion
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Shum, Mark; Gao, Fang; Ki, Wing Wah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The enactment of the revised School Places Allocation Systems at the compulsory stage in 2004 had the aim of desegregating Hong Kong's non-Chinese linguistic minority (NCLM) students by including them into ethnic Chinese-dominated mainstream primary and secondary schools. Because of the presumed cause-consequence relationship between…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Academic Achievement, School Desegregation, Correlation
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Hue, Ming-tak; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
One of the challenges facing Hong Kong schools is the growing cultural diversity of the student population that is a result of the growing number of ethnic minority students in the schools. This study uses semi-structured interviews with 12 American, Canadian, Indian, Nepalese and Pakistani teachers working in three secondary schools in the public…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Foreign Countries, Minority Group Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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McNaught, Carmel; Lok, Beatrice; Yin, Hongbiao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Song, Huan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Classroom experience is shaped by a number of factors. In this paper, we report a classroom observation study in China, illustrating regional variation in students' classroom learning experiences. Through comparing and contrasting observed classroom practices in three different regions in China (Chongqing, Hong Kong and Shanghai), the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This study explores transformations in the cultural identities of a group of pre-service teachers from mainland China during their educational experiences in Hong Kong, and how these transformations subsequently impact their professional identity. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 16 cross-border pre-service teachers from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Student Mobility
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Tam, Angela Choi Fung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Studies suggest that pre-service teachers' existing beliefs often serve as a lens to interpret the subject matter to be taught, guide their thoughts in lesson planning and shape their behaviour in classroom practices during their teaching practicum. This study examines how these beliefs affect pre-service teachers' conceptualization of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Lesson Plans