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Joseph Jeyaraj, Joanna; Harland, Tony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This study explores whether critical pedagogy is viable for meeting the goals of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) 2015-2025. The MEB has a particular focus on societal improvement and the authors suggest that critical pedagogy should be considered as a way of teaching as it specifically aligns with the aims of government policy. However,…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Kaewkumkong, Ampa; Sen, Ke – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Buffer Schools, an emerging Thai border school policy, was first launched in 2010 to response to ASEAN initiatives. Buffer Schools aim to establish close cooperation among neighbour countries, thereby creating a sense of historical and cultural connection that can nurture unity and confraternity in the region. This paper examines the effectiveness…
Descriptors: School Policy, Geographic Regions, International Cooperation, Educational Policy
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Oleksiyenko, Anatoly; Ros, Vutha – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
The academic profession in Cambodia has been under growing pressure to pursue excellence in higher education. Nonetheless, various interpretations of what constitutes excellence persist across the public and private sectors, as lecturers follow disparate goals in teaching and research at various jobs and institutions. For many, the diversity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Educational Quality, Expectation
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Brown, Charles Allen – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This project explores racial tokenism in the Japanese academy. It grows out of concerns regarding the low status of foreign university faculty in Japan along with a need to evaluate recent government initiatives aimed at fostering "internationalization" of Japanese higher education. In this three-year case study, I investigated the work…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Di Biase, Rhonda – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
For education reform to move beyond policy rhetoric and find a place in teachers' practice, the critical role of teachers must be acknowledged. Moving beyond a focus on the "what" of educational reform to the "how", this study explores the enabling conditions for implementing learner-centred education in the Maldives. Using…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Theory Practice Relationship
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Hogan, Anna; Thompson, Greg – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
Since the 1990s, public schooling in Australia has been shaped by quasi-marketization that has incentivized competition between schools and installed a business logic to school governance. In this paper we argue that it is timely to consider how teachers and school leaders are understanding and responding to the affordances and challenges of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Chen, Hongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
The term "low achiever", a by-product of achievement-driven societies, can cause panic among parents, educators, and psychologists. At the turn of the millennium, a new curriculum reform (NCR) was initiated by the Chinese government. Unlike previous political initiatives that aimed to boost student achievement, the NCR is intended to…
Descriptors: Low Achievement, Ethnography, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development
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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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Huang, Hua – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
By drawing on Foucault's theory of subjectification, this study presents a case study of two experienced teachers' in-service learning in the managerialist climate of Macau. The results indicate that the prevailing policies and administrative strategies on in-service learning served as the apparatus of managerialism working on teachers and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Philosophy, Confucianism, Case Studies
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Chen, Junjun; Brown, Gavin T. L. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Student perceptions of the purposes of assessment have been shown to be significant predictors of self-regulated learning. Their relationship to achievement emotions is less well understood. This paper reports a survey study of Chinese middle and high school students (N = 1,393) self-reported conceptions of the purpose of assessment and their…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Student Attitudes, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis
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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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Pae, Tae-Il – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This study presents findings on three research agendas: (1) the difference between native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in students' attitudes toward and motivation for learning English, (2) the moderating effect of the type of class (i.e., English Conversation vs. Practical English) on the…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Chua, Shuyi; Sim, Jasmine B.-Y. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Critical patriotism is an ideal in many liberal Western nations. Few studies, however, explore how teachers understand and teach critical patriotism and the possible tensions arising from its adoption, especially in non-Western contexts. This qualitative case study explores the understandings and practices of two Social Studies teachers from an…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Patriotism, Critical Thinking, Public Policy
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Ro, Jina – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
This article explores three Korean teachers' experiences of carrying out practitioner inquiry as a means of providing meaningful teaching under the test-centred schooling regime in Korea. Practitioner inquiry is a concept that includes multiple genres of educational research such as action research, teacher research, and self-study that aim to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Action Research
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Qi, Jing; Wang, Lijuan; Ha, Amy – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2017
Based on Lev Vygotsky's social constructivism theory, this study examined the perceptions of Hong Kong physical education (PE) teachers regarding the inclusion of students with disabilities in general PE programmes. Eight secondary PE teachers (female = 5, male = 3) were recruited for individual semi-structured interviews. Data gathered from the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education Teachers, Disabilities, Inclusion
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