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Saat, Rohaida Mohd.; Othman, Juliana – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This study explores the perceptions and challenges of Malaysian pre-service teachers teaching science in a second language. A qualitative case study method was used with multiple sources of data to provide insights into the challenges that a group of pre-service teachers faced during their teaching practicum. The pre-service teachers had to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Science Teachers, Code Switching (Language), English (Second Language)
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Trent, John – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article reports on a qualitative study that explored the prospects for the promotion of collaborative relationships between English as a Second Language (ESL) and content teachers in Hong Kong. At the time of the study, the eight participants, four content teachers and four ESL teachers, were all teaching in English-medium secondary schools…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Poon, Angelia Mui Cheng – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2010
This article discusses the ambitious educational reforms of the Singapore government in response to the challenges of globalization vis-a-vis the specific issues arising from the case of teaching Literature in secondary schools. It shows how the Singapore state is invested in a particular view of globalization and argues how recent scholarly moves…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Change
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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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Im, Sungmin; Martin, Sonya N. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This paper presents findings from a study conducted in an urban elementary school in the United States with an English language learner (ELL) student and two teachers engaged in collaborative teaching in an inclusion science classroom. This study examines the efficacy of utilising cogenerative dialogues between an ELL student and his science…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Science Instruction, Urban Schools, English Language Learners
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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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Howard, Jocelyn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
As New Zealand has become increasingly pluralistic, the teaching profession has become progressively less reflective of the wider population. This paper reviews the literature on impediments to teaching for minority students, and reports on a case study exploring factors that deter Asian New Zealanders from pursuing teaching as a career. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching (Occupation), Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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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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Huang, Da-Fu; Singh, Michael – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
The investigation reported here provides a basis for considering the role of corrective and transformative critiques in producing knowledge through testing teaching for reframing teacher education in response to, and as an expression of, the globalisation of English. This knowledge-producing approach to critique begins with a literature review of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, English (Second Language), Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Ha, Phan Le – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
"Learner-centred" and "teacher as facilitator," among the most influential concepts (re)shaping education over the past decades, are often represented as bringing democratic participation, equality, and empowerment to learners and helping transform and liberate societies. At the same time, these concepts are constructed in…
Descriptors: Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Role, Facilitators (Individuals), English (Second Language)
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Matear, Ann – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
To date, knowledge of English in Latin America has reflected existing political and economic power structures. It has remained the preserve of the elite with access to private schooling, and as such it demarcates and divides social groups by reinforcing an unequal distribution of wealth, resources, and knowledge. However, the number of people…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Economic Progress, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Chowdhury, Raqib; Ha, Phan Le – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
The increasing demand for competent users of English in the era of globalisation has had a significant impact on English Language Teaching (ELT) in Bangladesh. Among a number of changes to improve the quality of ELT, teachers of English have been encouraged, even required, to adopt a communicative language teaching (CLT) approach. To facilitate…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Ethics
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Shamim, Fauzia – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2008
This paper aims to critically examine the trends, issues and challenges in policy and practice of English language education in Pakistan. This is done first by historically reviewing the English language education policies since Pakistan's independence in 1947, looking particularly at policy objectives, implementation strategies and outcomes, and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Illiteracy, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Chi, Feng-ming – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
The aims of this paper are twofold: to investigate how Taiwanese teachers of English as a Foreign Language turned experiences into critical reflections via journal writings and to describe how they gauged critical reflections as teaching inquiry. The participants were 12 Taiwanese in-service teachers enrolled in an elective course entitled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflective Teaching, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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