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Malcolm, Matthew R. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2017
In the "Asian century," Asian liberal arts education is bucking the trend of its counterpart in the US, and is on the rise. This article considers the case study of one substantial faculty of liberal arts in Indonesia, in order to contribute to our understanding of this important phenomenon. Within the broader question of what…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Christianity, Spiritual Development, Case Studies
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Wahi, Wahiza – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The issue of Malaysian graduates' unemployment, attributed largely to their flawed English language competence, has been a major concern in the country for many years. The study reported in this paper sought to better comprehend future graduates' perspectives and practices in dealing with the English language literacies prior to graduation. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English (Second Language), Language Skills
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Dass, Rozita – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
The emergence of a vibrant literary, culture and arts scene promotes Singapore's claims as a hub for arts and culture in the Asian region, and as a global arts city by the 21st century. The richness and variety of Singapore literature from the early post-colonial years are evident in the evolution of a Singapore literary culture. The diaspora of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Literature, Secondary School Curriculum, Asian Culture
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Kayad, Florence G. – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
As part of Malaysia's aspirations to achieve developed nation status by 2020, and become a key player in the global economy, the government has sought to improve the English language proficiency of its citizens while maintaining the status and significance of the Malay Language as the national language. Recent strategies have involved…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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Ying, Yang – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This study aimed to seek an in-depth understanding about English collocation learning and the development of learner autonomy through investigating a group of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners' perspectives and practices in their learning of English collocations using an AWARE approach. A group of 20 PRC students learning English in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Asians
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Oakley, Grace; Pegrum, Mark – Education Research and Perspectives, 2015
This paper reports on a case study of university lecturers' professional learning about digital technologies over four years, and their development of associated innovative teaching practices. During the first year, new hardware and software, as well as planned professional development (PD) opportunities, were made available to assist lecturers…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Faculty, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Michelle Striepe; O'Donoghue, Thomas – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Over the past two decades faith-based schools have expanded in number, grown in diversity, and become an important part of education systems worldwide. As a result, a rich research agenda in the field has emerged. One aspect of this agenda relates to school leadership. What is particularly neglected is research on the impact of leadership theory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Catholic Schools, Instructional Leadership, Case Studies
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Jarvis, Wade; Halvorson, Wade; Sadeque, Saalem; Johnston, Shannon – Education Research and Perspectives, 2014
Ensuring that university graduates are ready for their professional futures is a complex undertaking that includes, but is not limited to, the development of their professional knowledge and skills, and the provision of empowering learning experiences established through their own contributions. One way to draw these complex processes together for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Video Technology
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Mercer, Annette – Education Research and Perspectives, 2009
Medicine is a profession with a long history of research and high standards of methodological rigour and evidence-based decision making. These standards are being transferred into medical education. Universities are starting to collect high-quality data on their admissions systems. This has not been a short-term proposition. Medical courses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Admission Criteria, Case Studies
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Xiaoying, Ma; Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. This paper explores the private penetration, traces the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Development, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Whitehead, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
This paper examines the rationale for ethnic schooling in former British colonial territories in East Africa and Southeast Asia. Critics, especially of British rule in Malaya and Singapore, have traditionally claimed that ethnic schools were established as part of a British political strategy of "divide et impera". An examination the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, Educational Policy
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Lee, Howard – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
From the late 1860s, when they were established in New Zealand, the district high (now area) schools have sought to provide academically able rural youth with the opportunity to study a high status, abstract, examination-oriented curriculum. This curriculum enabled them to pursue clerical and professional careers in the towns and cities. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, School Districts, Rural Education
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Dimmock, Clive – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
For too long, leadership has been researched and written about without taking account of context and societal culture. This article takes as its context under researched multi-ethnic urban schools, and looks at leadership--specifically five successful head teacher case studies--of these schools. The research project that it reports was carried out…
Descriptors: Case Studies, School Administration, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Qualities
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Newman, Mairette – Education Research and Perspectives, 2005
The view that values play a crucial role in how principals conceptualise and interpret school leadership is not new. However, very little of the research underpinning this view has been conducted in developing countries. Drawing on qualitative case study research into how principals in Jamaica conceptualise school leadership, this paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Principals