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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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Chia, Jingyi Shannon; Pyun, Do Young; Kwon, Hyungil Harry – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Chelladurai developed the Multidimensional Model of Leadership, which was designed to be situation-specific to examine leadership behaviour and effectiveness in sporting contexts. Applying Chelladurai's concept to the Singapore sporting context, this study aimed to assess the impact of congruence between perceived and preferred leadership…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychometrics, Athletes, Leadership
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Gurr, David; Drysdale, Lawrie – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This paper provides a review of school leadership preparation and development in Australia through considering the requirements for becoming a principal, how leadership preparation and development occurs, and consideration of recent developments to provide an Australian standard for school leaders. Australian educators have relied mostly on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Leadership Training, Administrator Education
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Jones, Michelle; Adams, Donnie; Joo, Mabel Tan Hwee; Muniandy, Vasu; Perera, Corinne Jaqueline; Harris, Alma – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This article outlines the findings from a contemporary study of principals' leadership practices in Malaysia as part of the 7 System Leadership Study. Recent policy developments within Malaysia have increased principals' accountability and have underlined the importance of the role of the principals in transforming school performance and student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Leadership Styles, Educational Administration
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Kwan, Paula; Li, Benjamin Yuet-man – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Following the international trend in education towards democracy and decentralization, the Hong Kong government introduced a school-based management (SBM) system about two decades ago. It is widely recognized in the literature that decentralization, empowering school level management and marginalizing the influence of the intermediate level of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, School Based Management, Educational History
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Miao, Zhenzhen; Reynolds, David; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This article presents initial findings from an empirical study of the effectiveness of mathematics teaching (EMT). The article explores the teaching of mathematics in two very different contexts: England and China. Within each country, the target cohort of pupils were those aged 9-10 and overall, 19 teachers, 10 from England and nine from China,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Investigations, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics
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Ng, Pak Tee – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This paper presents the results of an exploratory research project about the perception of aspiring principals regarding the challenges of beginning principals and the support that they need. These aspiring principals are participants on the Leaders in Education Programme (LEP) in Singapore. According to the research findings, the LEP participants…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Barriers, Administrator Role, Work Environment
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Sumintono, Bambang; Sheyoputri, Elslee Y. A.; Jiang, Na; Misbach, Ifa H.; Jumintono – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The preparation and development of school leaders is now considered to be fundamental to school and system improvement. In the pursuit of educational change and reform, the leadership of the principal is deemed to be of critical importance. This qualitative study is part of a large scale research project that is exploring principal preparation and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Qualitative Research, Secondary Schools
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Bysik, Nadezhda; Evstigneeva, Nadezhda; Isaeva, Natalia; Kukso, Katsiaryna; Harris, Alma; Jones, Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Over the last decade, the Russian education system has undergone significant transformation that has radically changed the expectations placed upon the school principals. This current reform process has placed far greater responsibilities and accountabilities upon principals to secure school effectiveness and improved student learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Faikhamta, Chatree; Clarke, Anthony – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
As a key element in teacher education programmes, action research is a learning process in which pre-service teachers inquire, reflect on and improve their teaching practices. This qualitative study sought to understand what enhanced or hindered Thai pre-service teachers' action research projects during their student teaching. This study drew upon…
Descriptors: Action Research, Internship Programs, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
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Xue, Mo; Chao, Xia; Kuntz, Aaron M. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Socialization as a theoretical concept has been increasingly applied to higher education over the past several decades. However, little research examines international visiting scholars' overseas academic socialization experiences. Rooted in socialization theory, this one-year qualitative study explores 15 Chinese visiting scholars' lived…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Qualitative Research, Socialization, Foreign Workers
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Cao, Ling; Tran, Ly Thi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Understanding factors influencing international students' decision to engage in international education is essential for education providers to better cater for students' educational expectations and enhance their attractiveness to international students. Whilst there has been extensive research on the reasons why international students undertake…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Associate Degrees, Foreign Students
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Kong, Seng Yeap; Yaacob, Naziaty Mohd; Ariffin, Ati Rosemary Mohd – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
The use of the physical environment as a three-dimensional (3-D) textbook is not a common practice in educational facilities design. Previous researches documented that little progress has been made to incorporate environmental education (EE) into architecture, especially among the conventional designers who are often constrained by the budget and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Environment, Computer Simulation, Textbooks
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Knowles, Ryan Thomas – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Utilizing data from the 2009 IEA International Civic and Citizenship Study Asian Regional Module, this secondary analysis explores the relationship between traditional Asian values and democratic citizenship. Findings identify two dimensions of Asian values: Asian civic values and obedience to authority. Among South Korean students, Asian civic…
Descriptors: Asian Culture, Cultural Influences, Social Values, Democratic Values
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Cho, Young Ha; Chi, Eunlim – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
This study compared the perceptions of Korean-national university students studying in Korea and in the US regarding global citizenship. The study sample consisted of two distinct groups: students who had received their education exclusively in Korea and students who were born in Korea but had studied in the US since secondary school. By applying…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, Global Approach
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