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Yan, Fei; Vickers, Edward – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
School history textbooks have typically served to reinforce a sense of national identity and national belonging, often through constructing or reinforcing a distinction between the national "self" and foreign "others". What have often been overlooked in history textbook researches is how ethnic minorities have been portrayed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Textbooks, Nationalism
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Kim, Hyungryeol; Kim, Stephanie K. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Previous research has documented a worldwide shift in the teaching of history that looks beyond nation-state based history instruction in favor of a post-national curriculum that imparts knowledge of diverse identities, cultures, and global issues. In South Korea, however, the construction of national identity in history education continues to be…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Ideology, National Curriculum, Self Concept
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Hayhoe, Ruth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The paper begins with a brief vignette of Angkor Wat in Cambodia as a great center of learning, and then highlights the traditions of Indian monastic institutions which had deeply influenced its development. It then turns the main features of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, showing how they created a space for women's scholarship to flourish.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theological Education, Research Universities, Global Approach
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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Ab Kadir, M. Akshir – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The new Australian Curriculum (AC) aims to prepare learners for the twenty-first century and in doing so, emphasize the development of critical (and creative thinking) as one of the "general capabilities" of learners. Critical thinking is seen as key in preparing "students to live and work in the 21st century" and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, National Curriculum, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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Eldridge, Kaye; Larry, Lisa; Baird, Jeanette; Kavanamur, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Tertiary education in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is in a critical state, as the sector struggles to address increased demand for student places with severely curtailed capacity. Recent thinking about improving public services in PNG has emphasized "whole of sector" or collaborative governance. Such an approach in tertiary education has the…
Descriptors: Governance, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Improvement
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Taylor, Elisabeth; Taylor, Peter Charles; Karnovsky, Saul; Aly, Anne; Taylor, Nell – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The Bali bombings of 2002 and 2005 confronted Australia and its neighbours directly for the first time with the dangers of violent extremism. Since then, the Bali Peace Park Association (BPPA), consisting of former victims, their families and other interested parties, has been lobbying for the creation of the "Bali Peace Park" to be…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Violence, Terrorism
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Peterson, Andrew; Bentley, Brendan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
In late 2013 a new curriculum for Civics and Citizenship education was published by the Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority for use in Australian schools. In line with previous curricular initiatives concerning education for citizenship in Australia a key rationale behind the new subject is the education of "active…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Marginson, Simon; Dang, Thi Kim Anh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The article reviews the social-educational theorization of the early Soviet psychologist L. S. Vygotsky (1896-1934) in the light of the impact of communicative globalization in educational practice. Vygotsky proposed four "genetic domains" for investigating higher cognitive processes: the phylogenetic (humans undergoing natural…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Sociocultural Patterns, Heuristics, Educational Theories
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Manzon, Maria – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Comparative education in Asia is witnessing changing discourses, structural opportunities, and invigorated leadership. This article will review the institutionalization of comparative education in Asia from a sociological perspective, drawing on Bourdieu's theory on the logic of social practice. After giving an overview of the historical roots of…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Sociology
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Yamato, Yoko; Zhang, Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Private supplementary tutoring became a widespread phenomenon in Japan during the 1960s. Since then, institutions providing tutoring known as "juku" have provided a wide range of services to supplement mainstream education. During decades of development, the shapes and functions of "juku" have changed in response to changes in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Tutorial Programs, After School Education
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Sung, Johnny; Freebody, Simon – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Lifelong learning policy came and went in many countries in the last few decades. Much of the lifelong learning policy experience has been either ineffective or drifting in and out of policy discussions unnoticed. Yet, in 2015, Singapore launched a new policy initiative known as SkillsFuture, which brought lifelong learning back into mainstream…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Educational Policy, Educational History
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Hung, David; Toh, Yancy; Jamaludin, Azilawati; So, Hyo-Jeong – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper argues for innovation diffusion as a "becoming" process in the context of lateral and vertical moves. The context of these innovations involves technology-mediated innovations and their diffusion trajectories in the Singapore education system. Embedded in a centralized-decentralized dialectics, this paper traces particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Technology Integration, Educational Practices
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Cheung, Chi-Kim; Jhaveri, Aditi Dubey – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper argues that the planned introduction of visual literacy into the New Secondary School Curriculum can play a crucial role in enabling students to think critically and creatively in Hong Kong's highly visual landscape. As Hong Kong's educational system remains entrenched in long-established and conventional pedagogies, the primacy given…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Skill Development, Visual Literacy, Educational Change
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