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Yeo, Lay See; Tan, Su-Lynn – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Under Singapore's inclusive education policy, children with mild physical disabilities are integrated into mainstream schools. There is currently no known published research yet in Singapore on the outcomes of inclusion for children with physical disabilities. Internationally, recent research had compared the school experience of children with…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Foreign Countries, Children, Physical Disabilities
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Deng, Linyuan; Zhou, Nan; Nie, Ruihong; Jin, Peipei; Yang, Mengxi; Fang, Xiaoyi – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2018
Parent-teacher partnership is associated closely with adolescents' development. However, little is known about the association between parent-teacher partnership and Chinese high school students' development. Therefore, this study examines whether and how parent-teacher partnership (objective contacts and subjective relationship quality) relates…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Teacher Cooperation, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers
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Chen, Junjun – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
While there have been many western studies about what excellent teaching means, there are far fewer eastern studies. This study explored how students and parents perceived conceptions of excellent teaching in Chinese middle schools. The 77 students' and 67 parents' responses relating to a personal narrative of a time they had experienced excellent…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Middle School Students
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Zhang, Jian; Qiao, Fangbin; Li, Binbin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2016
In many Chinese universities and colleges, female students outperform male students in social science subjects. This paper presents a case study, which examines gender difference in economic education in a Chinese university. We look at a sample of students from the Chinese university and find that holding constant observed student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Economics Education, Gender Differences
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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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Hew, Khe Foon; Cheung, Wing Sum – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2011
The purpose of this study was to examine students' affective commitment toward Singapore. Affective commitment refers to the sense of attachment to the nation state. The sample was taken from 286 students in a primary school. In the first section of the paper, we described the design of a Likert-type Affective Commitment to Country questionnaire.…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Validity, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis
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Wurf, Gerald; Croft-Piggin, Lindy – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
Australian universities are enrolling a larger and more diverse undergraduate student population. Counter to this trend, several states have developed plans to restrict entrance into the teaching profession. This study investigates the role of engagement, motivation, Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), and emotional intelligence in the…
Descriptors: Prediction, Academic Achievement, Emotional Intelligence, Preservice Teachers
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Gu, Qing; Li, Qiong – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
To teach, and to teach at one's best over time, has always required resilience and commitment. Drawing upon findings of a questionnaire survey of 568 primary and secondary school teachers in Beijing and in-depth semi-structured interviews with a sub-sample of six teachers with different years of experience, the paper provides empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Attitudes
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Reddan, Gregory – Asia-Pacific Journal of Cooperative Education, 2013
This paper aims to demonstrate the benefits of introducing the typical course grading process to a work-integrated learning course in exercise science in order to motivate students to produce their best efforts in assessment tasks relevant to their future employability. The course had incorporated a non-graded pass/fail system of assessment since…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Grading, Cooperative Education, Experiential Learning
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Chiu, Ming Ming; Ho, Esther Sui Chu – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2006
We examine the effects of family structures and processes on student achievement in Hong Kong. Specifically, we show that the negative effects of single parenthood in past studies are not universal. In Hong Kong, 4,405 15-year-old students completed a questionnaire, and tests in reading, mathematics and science. We analysed the data using…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Family Structure
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Artut, Perihan Dinc; Tarim, Kamuran – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2007
Jigsaw is a well-known and frequently used technique in cooperative learning. As part of ongoing studies to develop the technique, this research concentrates on exploring its use with prospective elementary school teachers (PTs). In order to establish PTs' views regarding Jigsaw and its effectiveness on their academic success, a proficiency test…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Experimental Groups, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Education