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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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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Anderson, Vivienne; McGrath, Terry; Butcher, Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
In 2008 the Asia New Zealand Foundation commissioned a three-year project examining Asia-born New Zealand-educated business graduates' study to work transitions. Data were collected through annual online surveys and in-depth interviews. Graduates were asked to discuss their post-study experiences, reflections on studying in New Zealand, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asians, College Graduates, Business Administration Education
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Burnett, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
English literacy competence in the Central Pacific Republic of Kiribati is considered important for employment, overseas study and general engagement with a globalizing world. It is also considered as a key factor in the current government's response to climate change and sea level rise, enabling skilled relocation of I-Kiribati to other countries…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Literacy
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Clinton, Janet; Hattie, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This study investigated the relation between multidimensional aspects of high school students' perceptions of their parental involvement and their achievement. It explored differences in socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicity, gender, and higher and lower achieving students, and a structural model was developed to further investigate these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Questionnaires, High School Students
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Rico, Braden – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
Kaupapa Maori theory was conceptualized in the 1980s in New Zealand as a framework for revolutionizing Indigenous education. Its success marks it as a transformational praxis beneficial to educators beyond the shores of Aotearoa. This theory propounds a practical, proactive stance that enables a shift in thinking away from the psychology of…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations
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Turner, Rolf; Shulruf, Boaz; Li, Meisong; Yuan, Johnson – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
University entrance criteria can be a contentious topic, particularly in respect of equity. In this paper we discuss studies which demonstrate that revisions of entrance criteria which are designed with no explicit reference to equity issues can have a surprisingly positive impact on the fractions of disadvantaged subgroups admitted. We…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Statistical Significance, Foreign Countries, Equal Education
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Gray, Susan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Meeting the educational needs of a linguistically diverse population is a challenge for many countries. This is a particular challenge for New Zealand (NZ) which, until the 1980s, had a White Immigration Policy. The last 30 years have seen NZ become a full member of the Asia Pacific Region and move from being a mostly homogenous society to one of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Foreign Countries, Immigration, Public Policy
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LaSpina, James Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
How do Asia Pacific educators make sense of culture in the curriculum in terms appropriate to the twenty-first century? With the advance of globalization, is the idea of a culture (whether national, ethnic, or indigenous) as a way of life sustainable? In such a paradoxical setting where global forces appear to both affirm and undercut local…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Global Approach, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Sharma, Sashi; Young-Loveridge, Jenny; Taylor, Merilyn; Hawera, Ngarewa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This paper focuses on the perspectives of Years 7 and 8 Pasifika students on mathematics learning, in particular their views about the communication of solution strategies with others (their peers), and their teacher. Pasifika students' ideas about the importance of communicating their mathematical reasoning and strategies to peers and teachers…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Hawe, Eleanor M.; Browne, Isabel; Siteine, Alexis; Tuck, Bryan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This paper reports on an investigation carried out in New Zealand into experienced elementary and student teachers' beliefs about the nature and purpose of social studies education. Since its inclusion in New Zealand's curriculum, social studies has been organized around the notion of citizenship education with curricula and programmes of work…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Factor Analysis
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Conway, Clare; Richards, Heather; Harvey, Sharon; Roskvist, Annelies – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This paper examines a language teacher education professional development programme in New Zealand that draws on the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum. At the heart of the Learning Languages area in the curriculum is communicative competence, with the understanding that communication involves "language knowledge" and "cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages), Professional Development
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Shulruf, Boaz; Hattie, John; Tumen, Sarah – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
The objective of this study was to identify the different features of New Zealand's National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) that can affect student outcomes. Despite the huge public debate surrounding its implementation, very little research has been carried out on the features and effectiveness of the NCEA. By analysing the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Standardized Tests
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Howard, Jocelyn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
As New Zealand has become increasingly pluralistic, the teaching profession has become progressively less reflective of the wider population. This paper reviews the literature on impediments to teaching for minority students, and reports on a case study exploring factors that deter Asian New Zealanders from pursuing teaching as a career. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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Main, Squirrel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
This article discusses how the traditional Maori concept of Hauora (balanced development) can be applied to beginning teacher induction programmes. To develop this idea, several steps were taken. From a nationwide survey, five primary schools were chosen with exemplary induction programmes. Data from interviews and observations indicated that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Spiritual Development, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers
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