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Wu, Huiping; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The intent of this paper is to make sense of and share with a broader community of teachers and teacher educators a professional development phenomenon that is peculiar to the Chinese elementary and secondary school context. This practice, known as the Open Class, has at least three forms: intra-school, inter-school, and competitive. These forms…
Descriptors: Educational History, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The centrality of education in the pursuit of better economic and social prosperity is now well established. The dominance of human capital theory, which provides a strong argument for better education as a key factor in fuelling economic growth, has encouraged policy makers, in various countries, to focus on education reform as a key priority and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Li, Titus Siu Pang; Choi, Ben Cheong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
Shadow education across Southeast Asia is quite diverse in form, its development in Macao being particularly distinctive. A brief history of educational provision in Macao is presented and patterns of educational provision over the past five centuries are outlined. The basic education available to students in Macao in recent years is then…
Descriptors: Tutoring, Supplementary Education, Private Education, Educational History
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Fox, Christine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
The broad goals of the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES) are: (1) to advance education for international understanding in the interests of peace, intercultural co-operation, mutual respect among peoples and observance of human rights; and (2) to improve education systems so that the right of all to education may be more…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Asians, Global Approach, Partnerships in 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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Sim, Jasmine B.-Y.; Low, Ee Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The theme of this special issue is "Character and Citizenship Education: Conversations between Personal and Societal Values." Character education and citizenship education, taken separately or as a single entity are currently riding high on the political and educational policy agendas of several governments (Arthur, 2003; Berkowitz & Bier, 2007;…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Personality, Citizenship Education, Values Education
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Goh, Michael – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Globalization and the increasingly multicultural characteristic of many countries and societies have placed an acute spotlight on whether nations are able to develop citizens who are multiculturally educated and globally engaged. While the character and citizenship education literature in Asia and the Pacific often mentions intercultural…
Descriptors: Intelligence, Foreign Countries, Personality, Citizenship Education
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Khoo, Angeline – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The growing interest in video gaming is matched by a corresponding increase in concerns about the harmful effects on children and adolescents. There are numerous studies on aggression and addiction which spark debates on the negative effects of video gaming. At the same time, there are also studies demonstrating prosocial effects. This paper…
Descriptors: Addictive Behavior, Play, Moral Issues, Ethical Instruction
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Shumer, Robert; Lam, Carolina; Laabs, Bonnie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Character and citizenship education are part of the vision of many countries, including Singapore. Ensuring they are implemented in academic environments, service learning has been shown to be a natural bridge between the two. Research has shown that service learning, when done well, produces outcomes related to character development and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality, Citizenship Education, Values Education
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Arthur, James; Harrison, Tom – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Citizenship, character and the virtues that constitute both are increasingly concerns of public policy in the UK. This article understands character to encompass the morally valuable, reason-response and education part of personality, and understands virtues as states of character concerned with praiseworthy feelings and conduct in specific…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Public Policy, Moral Values
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Ditchburn, Geraldine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The introduction of an Australian curriculum is likely to have a widespread and long-term impact on schools, teachers and students, and yet there has been a swift and an almost unquestioning acceptance of its introduction by the Australian public and by educators. This paper will use theoretical frameworks informed by Gramsci's cultural hegemony…
Descriptors: Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, National Curriculum
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Craig, Cheryl J.; You, JeongAe; Oh, Suhak – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
While conducting a comparative research study in secondary Physical Education in South Korea and the United States, the question arose as to why the narrative inquiry research method we employed was chosen to study the experiences of teachers teaching the particular subject area to youth enrolled in four secondary schools (middle and high) in…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational Research, Secondary Education, Inquiry
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This paper considers an alternative teacher certification pathway known as Teach for Australia (TFA) that is currently operating in the Australian state of Victoria. A discursive approach informed by critical theory is used in the paper to critically examine the specific case of TFA as an alternative teacher certification pathway charged with…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Alternative Teacher Certification, Critical Theory, Educational Improvement
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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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Cai, Hongxing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The paper examines how the Chinese knowledge diaspora contributes to Peking University's endeavours to become a world-class university through an in-depth study of its implementation of the 111 Project. Based on the participants' personal experiences of international collaboration, the article finds that overseas Chinese scholars have played an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Education, Educational Experience, Teacher Role
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