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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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Ullah, Hazir; Skelton, Christine – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper examines a neglected aspect of gender equality debate--how knowledge about gender and sports is organized in school textbooks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). It examines the contradictions that exist between government rhetoric of eliminating gender biases from school textbooks and the prevalence of the same in the current school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Textbooks, Gender Bias
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Xiong, Tao; Qian, Yamin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this article we examine ideologies of English in present-day China with a special focus on textbook discourse. The research framework is informed by critical theories on language and education. Critical discourse analysis is applied as a methodological approach characterized by a socially committed attitude in the explanation and interpretation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development, Sociolinguistics
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative study that explored the prospects for the promotion of collaborative relationships between English as a Second Language (ESL) and content teachers in Hong Kong. At the time of the study, the eight participants, four content teachers and four ESL teachers, were all teaching in English-medium secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Kettle, Margaret – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
As more and more students pursue an international education, there is a need to investigate how these students deal with the demands of their study programs in the new academic context. This paper introduces one such student, a Thai English teacher named Woody, and looks at the ways that he engaged with a Master of Education program in Australia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, International Education, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Burnett, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2005
The present secondary education system in Kiribati is little changed from its establishment and growth through the colonial years when the island group was known as the Gilbert Islands. It is marked by a heavy emphasis on English language and a curriculum geared to place students in a limited labour market. It is also marked by an uneven…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Labor Market, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices