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Wright, Ewan; Lee, Moosung; Feng, Siyuan – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This paper outlines the findings of a mixed-method study of private supplementary tutoring received by students at international schools offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in China. Phase One was an online survey of 151 IBDP graduates across 14 schools, while Phase Two included semi-structured interviews with school…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tutoring, Advanced Placement Programs, Mixed Methods Research
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Wanphet, Phalangchok; Tantawy, Nesrin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2018
This study aims to explore the perceptions of university students and instructors regarding English as the medium of instruction for teaching science courses in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). One hundred English as a Foreign Language students from several science courses participated in the current study. They completed a self-assessment…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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Ng, Pak Tee – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2016
This paper presents the findings of an exploratory research project that examines what aspiring principals in Singapore think a good principal is, based on a framework of personal, interpersonal, and organizational dimensions of school leadership. According to the findings, a good principal has a moral purpose centered on personal values, a humble…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Education, Decision Making, Administrator Effectiveness
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Tay, Hui Yong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Some writers (Black and Wiliam in "Phi Delta Kappan" 80(2):139-148, 1998; Clark 2012; Panadero and Jonsson in "Educational Research Review" 9:129-144, 2013) have hypothesized a link between formative assessments (FA) and self-regulated learning (SRL). FA give students an opportunity to play an active role in their learning…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Self Management, Interviews, Active Learning
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Eren, Altay; Coskun, Hamit – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
Using person-centered and variable-centered analyses, this study examined the relationships between undergraduate students' time perspectives and boredom coping strategies. A total of 719 undergraduate students voluntarily participated in the study. Results of the study showed that undergraduate students' time perspectives can be reliably defined…
Descriptors: Time Perspective, Coping, Student Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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da Costa, António Firmino; Pegado, Elsa; Ávila, Patrícia; Coelho, Ana Rita – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2015
This article focuses on teachers' perceptions of the implementation and impact in Portuguese schools of a wide-ranging and long-term reading promotion programme. The Portuguese National Reading Plan (PNRP) was a public policy initiative whose purpose was to increase literacy levels and reading habits among the population. The Plan identified…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Reading Programs, Reading Improvement
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Tran, Thi Tuyet – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
This article is concerned with the learning style adopted by Asian students who come from a Confucian heritage culture (CHC) such countries as China, Vietnam, Singapore, Korea and Japan are considered countries with Confucian heritage culture (Phuong-Mai et al. 2005). These students are generally viewed as typically passive, unwilling to ask…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Hua, Tzu-Ling; Beverton, Sue – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2013
Taiwanese vocational high schools (VHSs) deliver general English courses. This paper explores the extent to which these courses are perceived to be appropriately vocationally orientated. This focus gives rise to two main research questions: what are VHS students' expectations from their English courses, and to what extent are they being met? The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Vocational High Schools, Vocational English (Second Language)
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Nikitina, Larisa; Furuoka, Fumitaka – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
In 2006, the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia, recommended that all public institutions of higher learning in the country incorporate soft skills formation into their curricula. This qualitative study aimed to explore Malaysian students' expectations of university education with a special focus on the acquisition of soft skills and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Developing Nations, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Al-Issa, Ali S.; Al-Bulushi, Ali H. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Sultanate of Oman is one out of many developing countries around the world which have valued English as a very important international language and a tool for achieving multiple purposes. When His Majesty the Sultan came to power in 1970, the government accepted English as the only official foreign language and allocated huge budgets and resources…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Wong, Angela F. L.; Chong, Sylvia; Choy, Doris; Lim, Kam Ming – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
This study examined the levels of pedagogical knowledge and skills as perceived by student teachers who were enrolled in the Post Graduate Diploma in Education program at the National Institute of Education, Singapore, from the beginning of their initial teacher preparation program to the end of their first year of teaching. Their perceptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education
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Goh, Pauline Swee Choo – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2012
Talks of education transformation to improve the quality and outcomes of education in Malaysia culminated in the articulation of standards for teachers. The all new Malaysian Teacher Standards (MTS) launched in 2009 is to establish "high competency" standards for the teaching profession and to increase the status of teachers in Malaysia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators
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Cheng, Eric C. K. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This article aims to examine the predictive relationships of self-evaluation capacity and staff competency on the effect of strategic planning in aided secondary schools in Hong Kong. A quantitative questionnaire survey was compiled to collect data from principals of the participating schools. Confirmatory factor analysis and reliability tests…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Secondary Schools, Student Attitudes, Quality Control
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Bringula, Rex P.; Basa, Roselle S. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This study determined the student profile and enrollment of the three Universities in the University Belt. It also found out the respondents' level of consideration concerning the institutional image indicators that served as basis for attracting prospective entrants. Descriptive statistics revealed the following: most of the respondents belonged…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Singh, Kusum; Chang, Mido; Dika, Sandra – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
This study examined the relationship of self-concept, school belonging, school engagement to school performance of Caucasian- and African-American students. The main purpose is to assess the ethnicity-based differences in these psycho-social constructs and to explore their differential relationship to school achievement in high-school students…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Academic Achievement, White Students, Self Concept
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