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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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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Teaching young people to understand and appreciate diversity is crucial in Hong Kong efforts for a just and inclusive multicultural society. History is the main place where the cultural identity and values of Hong Kong society have been reflected on, questioned, and problematized in the curriculum, as changes to this curriculum interface with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Asian History, Social Integration, Minority Groups
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Di Biase, Rhonda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
For education reform to move beyond policy rhetoric and find a place in teachers' practice, the critical role of teachers must be acknowledged. Moving beyond a focus on the "what" of educational reform to the "how", this study explores the enabling conditions for implementing learner-centred education in the Maldives. Using…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Entrich, Steve R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
According to sociological rational choice theory, students' class-specific educational decisions at key transition points significantly contribute to educational and social inequalities. Yet, while theory missed to clearly accentuate all relevant actors' influences on students' decisions, research generally failed to adequately empirically account…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Social Differences, Family Characteristics
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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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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Kin, Tai Mei; Abdull Kareem, Omar – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The study aimed to examine the levels and patterns of Principal Change Leadership Competencies (PCLC) in Malaysian High-Performing Secondary Schools (HPSS) and Mediocre-Performing Secondary Schools (MPSS). Data were collected from school principals, senior assistants, and teachers in HPSS and MPSS. A total of 1,010 respondents completed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Capacity Building, Instructional Effectiveness, Principals
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Chen, Hongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term "low achiever", a by-product of achievement-driven societies, can cause panic among parents, educators, and psychologists. At the turn of the millennium, a new curriculum reform (NCR) was initiated by the Chinese government. Unlike previous political initiatives that aimed to boost student achievement, the NCR is intended to…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Ethnography, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development
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Hung, Cheng-Yu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The national curriculum reformers, regarded as members of the social elites and intellectuals, projected their vision of identity onto the curriculum which they constructed and influenced the next generation's national consciousness. In the tangled relationship between politics and education, the selection of the reformers in a sense dictates the…
Descriptors: Self Concept, National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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Ro, Jina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores three Korean teachers' experiences of carrying out practitioner inquiry as a means of providing meaningful teaching under the test-centred schooling regime in Korea. Practitioner inquiry is a concept that includes multiple genres of educational research such as action research, teacher research, and self-study that aim to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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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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Yang, Hsing-Chen; You, Mei-Hui – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
With discourse analyses, this paper attempts to review the research development of relationship education in Taiwan for nearly a decade after the "Gender Equity Education Act" was announced in 2004, including the research topics generated, the knowledge accumulated, and the results achieved. This paper focuses not only on how the power…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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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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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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Hardman, Frank; Stoff, Christian; Aung, Wan; Elliott, Louise – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper presents the findings of a baseline study of pedagogic practices used by Myanmar primary teachers in the teaching of mathematics and Myanmar language at Grades 3 and 5. The main purpose of the baseline study was to inform the design of teacher education programmes and allow for subsequent evaluations of interventions designed to improve…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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