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Gao, Yuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
International collaborations in the vocational and training (VET) sector have grown significantly in the past three decades in China as well as in other parts of the world. Despite its growing prominence, it remains a largely under-researched field compared to the large volume of research on universities' internationalization. In particular, it is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, International Education
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Haidar, Sham; Fang, Fan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2019
This paper explores language ideology, policies and the role of English in Pakistan and China, two countries in which English plays different roles in education. Owing to globalization and communication development, the role of the English language is changing; thus, there is need to change the policies and ideologies surrounding English…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Global Approach
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Yang, Hongzhi; Clarke, Matthew – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
This paper draws on a case study conducted in a Chinese university in the context of national College English reform. The aim is to investigate the policy enactment of the latest College English reform in China and the interaction between national policies, institutional policy, and teacher agency in responding to this educational reform from an…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Educational Change, English (Second Language), College English
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Pullman, Ashley – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2015
Through ethnographic research, this paper explores narratives of failure constructed within a private Australian accounting college in China. The accounts provided by teachers and students are problematized in order to address how racialization is enacted through accounts of failure within the research site. Through an interpretive theoretical…
Descriptors: Race, International Education, Ethnography, Personal Narratives
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2013
This study explores transformations in the cultural identities of a group of pre-service teachers from mainland China during their educational experiences in Hong Kong, and how these transformations subsequently impact their professional identity. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted with 16 cross-border pre-service teachers from a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Teacher Attitudes, Student Mobility
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Xu, Yueting; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
While assessment for learning (AfL) has been widely used in college English classrooms in China where teachers usually teach large classes, how AfL is implemented in the large-class higher education (HE) context is relatively underexplored. To address this gap, this study explores some of the challenges presented by large classes and the teachers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Coping
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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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Xiong, Tao; Qian, Yamin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In this article we examine ideologies of English in present-day China with a special focus on textbook discourse. The research framework is informed by critical theories on language and education. Critical discourse analysis is applied as a methodological approach characterized by a socially committed attitude in the explanation and interpretation…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Development, Sociolinguistics
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Li, Zhan; Harfitt, Gary – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study examines a timely yet under-studied area of language curriculum implementation in classroom settings. It explores teachers' enactment of content by focusing on the use of prescribed textbooks for planning instruction in higher education by teachers of English as a foreign language in mainland China. This qualitative case study involved…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Curriculum Implementation, Second Language Instruction
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He, An E. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Educational decentralization is a worldwide phenomenon, which takes different forms and leads to different outcomes in different socio-economic contexts. Taking Chinese-English bilingual education in Mainland China as an exemplar, this study examines how the decentralization of education has worked in China in the past two decades, and what…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism
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Han, Chunyan; Wu, Zongjie – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
The legitimate forms of knowledge recognised for language teachers in Chinese universities are differentiated by strong academic boundaries, subject only to disciplinary authority and fashion. Classroom practice on the whole tends not to be informed by research. For many language teachers, a disconnect exists between the academic discipline in…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Professional Identity
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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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Wette, Rosemary; Barkhuizen, Gary – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Recent accounts of college-level English language teaching in China describe environments that, although constrained by the College English Test (CET), are undergoing changes in a number of curriculum areas, including recognition of the need to incorporate communicative approaches and the assessment of practical language abilities. In such times,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), College Second Language Programs, English Teachers
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Zheng, Hongying – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Research on teachers' beliefs has provided useful insights into understanding processes of teaching. However, no research has explored teachers' beliefs as a system nor have researchers investigated the substance of interactions between teachers' beliefs, practices and context. Therefore, the author adopts complexity theory to explore the features…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Correlation
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