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Park, Joo-Ho; Ham, Seung-Hwan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This study examines teacher collaboration across three Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, Malaysia, and South Korea), focusing on the possibility that principal-teacher perceptual disagreement regarding principal instructional leadership performance may impede progress toward a school organizational condition conducive to collaborative teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Attitudes
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Uusimaki, Liisa; Swirski, Teresa – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The focus of this paper is to illustrate Australian regional pre-service teachers' perceptions of an international practicum: their cross-cultural understanding, notions of privilege and teacher/professional identity development. Findings indicate that there were three overlapping dimensions of cross-cultural understanding for pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Practicums, Student Attitudes
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Merga, Margaret Kristin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The link between recreational book reading and improved literacy performance is consistently supported by educational research. Increasing engagement in recreational book reading remains imperative for English teachers, though how to best facilitate this in a secondary context is an object of contention, with limited research in this field. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Habits, Recreational Reading, Reading Skills
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Choi, Jaesung; Cho, Rosa Minhyo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Using two nationally representative datasets, this paper examines how the imposition of a curfew on private cram schools affects the consumption of private tutoring services as well as the time use patterns of Korean high school students. To identify the impact of the curfew, this study capitalizes on inter-city/province variation in private cram…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Federal Regulation, Private Schools, Tutoring
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Ali, Farhan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Singaporean students generally perform very well in international tests of mathematics and science. Nonetheless, in multi-cultural Singapore, there exist gaps with the Malays, a minority group in Singapore, systematically lagging behind the other ethnic groups of the Chinese and Indians in many educational performance indicators. While there have…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap
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Guo, Gang – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
The idea that educational externalities affect local governments' incentive to provide such service was proposed over a century ago. Several studies have tested the relationship in the US, with mixed results. However, the theory has rarely been tested systematically outside of the US context. Paradoxically the unique household registration system…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, School Districts, Migration, Foreign Countries
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Skourdoumbis, Andrew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This paper draws on facets of Foucault's theoretical resources to critique current education policy reform from within the Australian State of Victoria, namely the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's (DEECD) discussion paper "New directions for school leadership and the teaching profession." Implicit in the reform…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change, Criticism
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Li, Hsiao-jung – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
This article examines the masculinization of discipline and its interplay with power in the primary school through an exploration of teachers' gender and disciplinary work and roles by drawing on data from an ethnographic study conducted at a primary school in Taiwan. The research findings suggest that discipline was men's work due to women…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Ethnography, Elementary School Teachers
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Li, Yongyan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
Publishing English papers in journals listed in Science Citation Index (SCI) has become a requirement for degree conferment for doctoral science students at many universities in China. The publication requirement engenders high pressure for doctoral students and their supervisors and shapes the politics of the relationship between the two parties.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Science Education, Doctoral Programs
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Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The centrality of education in the pursuit of better economic and social prosperity is now well established. The dominance of human capital theory, which provides a strong argument for better education as a key factor in fuelling economic growth, has encouraged policy makers, in various countries, to focus on education reform as a key priority and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Huang, Teng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Focusing on the process of "technology transfer", this paper aims to critically examine the production and usage of the information and communication technology (ICT) curriculum, and discusses its possibilities. It is found that the goals in both of the two stages of the ICT curriculum in Taiwan were rather "rhetorical". Three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Transfer, Information Technology, Technology Education
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Lin, Tzu-Bin; Mokhtar, Intan Azura; Wang, Li-Yi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This paper discusses the representation of information literacy and media literacy in the Singapore education discourse as part of its twenty-first century competencies framework. Through examining the conceptual definitions, purposes/aims, and means of these two significant twenty-first century competencies in the global context and the Singapore…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Literacy, Media Literacy, Global Approach
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Hwang, Yoon-Suk; Klieve, Helen; Kearney, Patrick; Saggers, Beth – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Provision of an individually responsive education requires a comprehensive understanding of the inner worlds of learners, such as their feelings and thoughts. However, this is difficult to achieve when learners, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and cognitive difficulties, have problems with communication. To address this issue,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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Towndrow, Phillip; Fareed, Wan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Using data collected through two focus group interviews with 14- to 16-year-olds involved in a one-to-one laptop academic programme in a Singapore secondary school, this paper shows some student disengagement and dissatisfaction in class, and this poses questions about the relevance of the school's laptop programme. Our findings illustrate low…
Descriptors: Laptop Computers, Student Attitudes, Educational Policy, Focus Groups
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Liyanage, Indika; Walker, Tony; Singh, Parlo – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Australian teacher education programmes that prepare teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) are confronting the nexus of two facets of globalization: transformations in the Asian region, captured in the notion of the "Asian century", and shifting conceptions of professionalism in TESOL in non-compulsory education. In…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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