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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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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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Li, Yongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Much of the previous research concerning student plagiarism has been conducted in Anglo-American settings. The present paper reports a case study of academic staff's perspectives upon student plagiarism at a university in Hong Kong. Based on interviews with 16 instructors, the study focused on the teachers' views and pedagogical practices,…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Plagiarism, Case Studies
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Lin, Isadora Jung-Hsiu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2014
This paper reports on first year experiences of international students who use English as an additional language (EAL) in higher education in Australia. It examines how valued resources can foster a positive educational experience of these students from sociological perspectives. It draws data from an interview study, exploring narrative accounts…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Higher Education, Foreign Students, English (Second Language)
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Briguglio, Carmela; Smith, Robina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
This short-term longitudinal study sought to identify the issues faced by a group of international Chinese students undertaking study in an Australian university. While the focus was on educational issues, socio-cultural and personal factors were also examined in an attempt to identify the sorts of strategies students used in settling into a new…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Intercultural Communication, Student Attitudes, Study Skills
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McPherron, Paul – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent communicative language teaching reforms in China have focused on the creative use of English in classroom activities. In response to these reforms, many students have chosen to use English names in classroom, online, and professional contexts, particularly with foreign teachers. Based at a university closely linked to national teaching…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Learning Activities, Student Journals, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Yuanfang; Wang, Bing – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Language learning strategy (LLS) use is not only an individual attribute of language users, but also a group behaviour reflecting the learning culture and language pedagogy in a particular social context. This article reports a study on the LLS use of Chinese secondary school students of English as a foreign language (EFL) in Northeast China from…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Interviews, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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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