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Lim, Jia Wei – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This article explores some of the complexities involved in the act of localizing English literature as a school subject. Informed by Goodson and Marsh's stages of subject development, I explore the ways in which post-16 English literature was localized in Malaysia from an introduced and mythologized subject entitled "English" to its…
Descriptors: English Literature, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Chi-Ming Angela; Thoma, Stephen J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a scale assessing students' moral thinking and communication (MTC) functioning as well as to explore the implications for moral development and education. The rationale of MTC functioning, including interaction of four independent competencies: moral awareness, moral judgement, moral discourse, and…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Moral Development, Ethics, Foreign Countries
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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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Au, Wai Chun Cherry; Kennedy, Kerry John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Hong Kong underwent tremendous changes after the transfer of its sovereignty to China in 1997. This study attempts to explore the changing role of schools in preparing students for future democratic citizenship in the post-colonial era. Different researchers have postulated that schools play a crucial role in the political socialization process in…
Descriptors: Role, Academic Achievement, Civics, Teaching Methods
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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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Akdag, Zeynep; Haser, Çigdem – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The purpose of this study was to investigate Turkish early childhood education teachers' perception of inclusion before they started their teaching profession and to explore their experiences with the children with disabilities in their first year of teaching. Sixteen Turkish pre-service teachers were first interviewed when they completed the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Inclusion, Mainstreaming
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Huang, Teng; Ou, Yung-Sheng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
The rise of reflexivity and neoliberalism has led to a change in the nature of the public sphere and policy management. Thus, focusing only on analyses of state-initiated policy and the actions of central government is not conducive to understanding the complex process of policy implementation today. Hence, this study aims to analyse the politics…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Neoliberalism
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Bhowmik, Miron Kumar; Kennedy, Kerry J. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper reports a case study on Maneesha Rai, a Nepalese girl living in Hong Kong and an "out of school" student. Based on in-depth interviews, a case was constructed of her previous school days and current "out of school" days. These provided a vivid picture of her life and several themes were created using schema analysis…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Minority Groups, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Mahmud, Rafsan; Bray, Mark – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Private supplementary tutoring has long existed in Bangladesh, as elsewhere in the world, but in recent decades has become much more visible. Much tutoring "shadows" or reproduces formal schooling as fee-based academic teaching outside school hours. This paper focuses on school factors that shape demand for private supplementary tutoring…
Descriptors: Tutoring, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Gu, Mingyue Michelle; Mak, Barley; Qu, Xiaoyuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores how ethnic minority students in Hong Kong secondary schools discursively construct their identities in relation to culture, heritage, and social discourse. It finds that the ethnic minority students negotiate their identities within multiple positioning from parents, school, and the broader social discourse on minority…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Minority Group Students, Secondary School Students
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Zhan, Ying; So, Winnie Wing Mui; Cheng, Irene Nga Yee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study explored senior secondary students' beliefs and experiences of learning an interdisciplinary curriculum, Liberal Studies, in Hong Kong. Through the analysis of focus-group interviews with 168 students, most of the students were found to enjoy or at least not resist interdisciplinary learning, and preferred to study real-world…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Beliefs
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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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Lee, Miriam Chang Yi; Chow, Jia Yi; Button, Chris; Tan, Clara Wee Keat – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Nonlinear Pedagogy is an exploratory approach to teaching and learning Physical Education that can be potentially effective to help children acquire relevant twenty-first century competencies. Underpinned by Ecological Dynamics, the focus of Nonlinear Pedagogy is on the learner and includes the provision of less prescriptive instructions and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physical Education, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Low, Ee Ling; Hui, Chenri; Cai, Li – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This paper explores how thinking and values in student teachers are cultivated in the Singapore context, via a case study of a teacher educator selected based on having won excellence in teaching commendation awards. The study adopts a qualitative case study methodology (i.e., interviews with the teacher educator and her student teachers) and uses…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Critical Thinking
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