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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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Poonoosamy, Mico – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
International mindedness is considered by many educational researchers and organizations as a determining feature in international education. This article used data as part of a PhD case study inquiry to explore how international mindedness is developed by two students in an IB school in an Indian Ocean Island Nation. Through a qualitative…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Cultural Awareness, Advanced Placement Programs, Case Studies
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Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Irving, S. Earl – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This qualitative study explored the beliefs of students, parents and teachers on the purposes of schooling in order to provide a context for understanding beliefs and attitudes to school learning and achievement. Focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students (aged 13-15 years) and parents and teachers in three secondary schools in…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
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Williams, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This study was carried out within the context of a requirement for every Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate (ACT ETD) high school to include Indigenous perspectives across all areas of the curriculum. For the first time ever in the case study school reported in this article, two Torres Strait Island dances were taught…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dance, Dance Education, Case Studies
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This research used poststructural theories to examine a crucial issue of teacher-learning in rural border schools that are under pressure from high-stakes school accountability, fewer resources, and significant numbers of English language learners (ELLs). The methodology was based on a multiple case study of four intern teachers who participated…
Descriptors: Teacher Interns, Context Effect, Rural Schools, Accountability
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Wu, Ya-Ling – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In Taiwan, substantial resources have been invested in upper-secondary vocational education for Aborigines as a solution to their lack of career development opportunities. This study examined the schooling experiences and career aspirations of Taiwanese indigenous vocational high school students. A case study was designed to collect data through…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Occupational Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Interviews
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Sato, Takahiro; Hodge, Samuel R. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to analyse Japanese physical education teachers' beliefs on teaching students with disabilities in integrated classes. The participants were five physical education teachers in Japan. Situated in planned behaviour theory developed by Icek Ajzen in 1985, the research method was descriptive-qualitative case study as…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Physical Education, Disabilities, Foreign Countries
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Koirala-Azad, Shabnam – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper is based on a participatory research project with four Nepali high school students. This study provides analyses and perspectives of the "insiders", unlike most research on higher education, which is produced through the government. These student testimonies not only expose some of the deep inequalities in educational quality…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities
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Malik, Ranbir Singh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
In a doctoral study undertaken at Edith Cowan University the author set out to investigate the influence of home and school environments on the academic performance and educational/occupational aspirations of high school students from eight Chinese-Australian and Anglo-Australian families residing in a middle class suburb of Perth metropolitan…
Descriptors: Middle Class, Participant Observation, Life Style, Occupational Aspiration