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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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Chien, Shih-Chieh – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore the role of students' use of writing strategies in light of their English writing achievements in Taiwan. This research used a cognitive approach to examine the process of writing. Forty student writers (including 20 low and 20 high achievers) in Taiwan participated in this study. Strategies used for…
Descriptors: Writing Strategies, Protocol Analysis, Low Achievement, Foreign Countries
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D'Rozario, Vilma; Low, Ee Ling; Avila, Ava Patricia; Cheung, Stephane – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2012
In line with the Ministry of Education's vision of the delivery of twenty-first century competencies amongst all students in Singapore, the National Institute of Education in Singapore employs service learning as a pedagogical tool to develop community outreach and engagement. This paper begins with a review of related literature on service…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Yang, Shih-hsien – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Due to its complex nature and inherent unobservable features, teacher change within a specific context has rarely been investigated despite its importance as an issue in teacher professional development. To meet this challenge, the present study explored how teacher change was nurtured with the support of a web-based writing platform featuring…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Web Based Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Martin, Tess; Thomson, Ian – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This study of I-Kiribati secondary school teachers used a project-based approach to investigate the notions of school-based and collaborative learning as a suitable model for in-service teacher continuous professional development (CPD). The design and methodology adopted by the study framed the argument that since collaborative behavior is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Active Learning
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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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Huang, Ju Chuan – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Under the influence of globalization, English has almost become the default language in scientific academia. While the culture-independent nature of scientific research may result in scholars' preference for using one common language, over-reliance on English may shape non-English-speaking scholars' negative attitudes toward their national…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Negative Attitudes, Global Approach, Science Materials
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
Short-term international experience programmes are a common element of English second language (ESL) teacher education in many countries. This study problematizes the belief that such programmes necessarily result in beneficial changes in pre-service teachers thinking about themselves as teachers--their beliefs, habits, and values--by exploring…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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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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Maulana, Ridwan; Opdenakker, Marie-Christine; den Brok, Perry; Bosker, Roel – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the distribution of interpersonal profiles based on students' and teachers' perceptions and to examine the associations between students' perceptions of teacher interpersonal behaviour and learning motivation in Indonesia. Participants were 1900 secondary school students (grades 7 to 9) across 66 (Mathematics…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Motivation
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Karami, Roya; Ismail, Maimunah; Sail, Rahim Md. – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
This article examines the relationship between gender identity and career aspirations of a group of Iranian international postgraduate students studying at a Malaysian public university. This study uses the Farmer's Achievement Motivation Theory and Astin's Sociopsychological Model of Career Choice as theoretical framework. The data were collected…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Career Choice, Sexual Identity, English (Second Language)
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Santoro, Ninetta; Kennedy, Aileen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
Unprecedented levels of global mobility mean that culturally homogenous classrooms are now increasingly rare. This brings with it challenges for teachers and raises issues about what constitutes quality teaching and teachers. Professional standards are commonly seen as a key policy instrument through which teacher quality can be enhanced. This…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Standards, Teacher Effectiveness, Discourse Analysis
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Yook, Cheongmin; Lee, Yong-hun – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This study employed qualitative data collection and analysis methods to investigate the influence of English as a foreign language teacher education programme on Korean teachers' classroom teaching practices. Six in-service secondary-school teachers participated in semi-structured interviews. Thematic analysis was applied to the data collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Hayes, David – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article discusses English language teaching in Thailand through a biographical case study of a teacher working in a government school in the rural north-east. It explores a particular context of teaching and learning, showing how an individual comes to be a teacher and deals with the day-to-day demands of teaching, as well as reflecting on…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Change Agents, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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