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Nguyen-Phuong-Mai, Mai; Terlouw, Cees; Pilot, Albert – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
Under pressure of the continuing need to modernize, Vietnam is rapidly reforming its education system. Cooperative Learning (CL) with a Western-based model is being enthusiastically applied. This paper suggests that an authentic form of CL has long existed in the foundations of Vietnamese education. The reasons why Western-based CL is encouraged…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education
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Low, Ee Ling; Lim, Suat Khoh; Ch'ng, Alan; Goh, Kim Chuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
As the national teacher education institute in Singapore, the National Institute of Education (NIE) prepares all teachers seeking to be employed within the education service in Singapore. In the last decade, NIE's enrolment for initial teacher preparation programmes has grown significantly, with peaks in numbers during the recession years. There…
Descriptors: Evidence, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries
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Lam, Shui-fong; Law, Yin-kum – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
We have investigated how open attitudes, attribution beliefs, pedagogical knowledge, and pedagogical content knowledge were related to teaching performance among teacher interns. The participants were 72 teacher interns in Hong Kong, where large-scale education reform has been launched since 2000. Multiple methods (self-report, academic grades,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Teacher Interns, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Wang, Chee Keng John; Khoo, Angeline; Goh, Chor Boon; Tan, Steven; Gopinathan, S. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
The effective teaching of national education requires from the teacher a sense of commitment and personal conviction. The teacher has to demonstrate confidence in what is said and taught in class and, more importantly, through his or her personal values and convictions. In other words, the teacher is required to be patriotic. This paper examines…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Trainees, Patriotism
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Towndrow, Phillip A. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2004
Recent educational reforms in China are placing increasing emphasis on the integration of new technologies in the English language curriculum. At the same time, a debate has begun concerning the effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) usage in transforming language pedagogy in the Chinese context. In response to points made in the discussions…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Technology Uses in Education