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Huang, Jiali; Tang, Yipeng; He, Wenjie; Li, Qiong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study examines the relationship between key elements of the School Excellence Model (SEM) and student achievement in reading, mathematics and science as measured by the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS) 2013, using a sample of 166 schools in Singapore.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Models, Academic Achievement, Evidence
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Hairon, Salleh; Chua, Catherine Siew Kheng; Neo, Wei Leng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term school-based curriculum development (SBCD) implies that teachers are to innovate and customize school curricula according to their local needs. This also means that SBCD requires co-constructive work among schools' key stakeholders in the school curriculum development process. While much work has made known on SBCD in Western contexts,…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Global Approach
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Chua, Bee Leng; Liu, Woon Chia; Chia, Stephanie Shu Ying – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The Professional Practice and Inquiry (PPI) course was introduced to equip pre-service teachers with the knowledge, skills, and values required to develop them into reflective practitioners with a strong teacher identity. This study looks into the efficacy of the course in the preparation of thoughtful and reflective teachers. Self-reported…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Identity, Educational Practices
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Geerlings, L. R. C.; Lundberg, A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper re-reads a selection of critical interdisciplinary theories in an attempt to open a space in higher education for cross-cultural dialogue during the rise of Asia. Theories of globalization, deterritorialization, power/knowledge and postcolonialism indicate that students and academics have the ability to re-imagine and influence…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Power Structure, Knowledge Level
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Yeo, Lay See; Tan, Su-Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Under Singapore's inclusive education policy, children with mild physical disabilities are integrated into mainstream schools. There is currently no known published research yet in Singapore on the outcomes of inclusion for children with physical disabilities. Internationally, recent research had compared the school experience of children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Children, Physical Disabilities
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Teo, Tang Wee; Goh, Jonathan Wee Pin; Aye, Khin Maung; Yeo, Leck Wee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Competency in making inferences is an important aspect of student learning in the twenty-first century, for making better-informed decisions. The purpose of our study is to investigate the type of science capital that can predict the science inference competencies of lower track students. Science capital comprises diverse social capital, cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inferences, Secondary School Students, Science Process Skills
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de Roock, Roberto Santiago; Espeña, Darlene Machell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper offers insights into the referencing of Singapore within the US Obama Administration educational discourse, underscoring the political-material-discursive nexus of international educational benchmarking. Using critical discourse analysis, we find that an objectified Singapore functions as a rhetorical tool of US policymaker agendas,…
Descriptors: Underachievement, Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, International Assessment
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Yoo, Yang Seok – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Numerous studies have attributed gender difference in mathematics achievement to various sociocultural influences. Singapore is a country of higher gender equality as represented in the Global Gender Gap Index and Singaporean girls perform as well or higher than boys in international mathematics assessments. This study develops a conceptual model…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Koh, Elizabeth; Hong, Helen; Tan, Jennifer Pei-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Teamwork, one of the core competencies for the twenty-first century learner, is a critical skill for work and learning. However, assessing teamwork is complex, in particular, developing a measure of teamwork that is domain-generic and applicable across a wide range of learners. This paper documents one such study that leverages technology to help…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teamwork, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation
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Ker, Hsiang-Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Motivational constructs and students' engagements have great impacts on students' mathematics achievements, yet they have not been theoretically investigated using international large-scale assessment data. This study utilized the mathematics data of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study 2011 to conduct a comparative and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chua, Shuyi; Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Critical patriotism is an ideal in many liberal Western nations. Few studies, however, explore how teachers understand and teach critical patriotism and the possible tensions arising from its adoption, especially in non-Western contexts. This qualitative case study explores the understandings and practices of two Social Studies teachers from an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Patriotism, Critical Thinking, Public Policy
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Towndrow, Phillip; Kwek, Dennis Beng Kiat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Set against the backdrop of reinvigorating the study of literature and concerns about the adequate preparation of students for the world of work, this paper explores how a Singapore teacher presented a literary text in the classroom. Drawing on data from a large-scale representative sample of Singapore schools in instruction and assessment…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Literature, Secondary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Weninger, Csilla – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Technological changes have reshaped communication, social life as well as the conditions of work, challenging schools to foster skills and capacities that help youth to competently and confidently navigate these new socio-technological terrains as workers, citizens and private individuals. Responding to these changes, media and digital literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Education, Educational Policy, Media Literacy
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Toh, Tin Lam; Cheng, Lu Pien; Ho, Siew Yin; Jiang, Heng; Lim, Kam Ming – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper discusses the use of comics in teaching mathematics in the secondary mathematics classroom. We explicate how the use of comics in teaching mathematics can prepare students for the twenty-first century competencies. We developed an alternative teaching package using comics for two lower secondary mathematics topics. This alternative…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Curriculum Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Classroom Techniques
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Tan, Leonard – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine the development of "21st Century Competencies" (21CC) through the secondary school band programme. The researcher used ethnographic research methods to document the lived musical experiences of students from a high performing secondary school band in Singapore, captured the voices of the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Secondary School Students, Music Activities, Foreign Countries
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