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Wu, Peng; Yu, Shulin; Zhang, Limin – Educational Studies, 2019
While pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) has been studied across a wide range of research areas, including science, language teaching and mathematics, there is limited research on the role of PCK in business English (BE) teaching, an important teaching area of English for Specific Purposes. Informed by the conceptual framework of the PCK model…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, English Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Yu, Baohua – Educational Studies, 2019
This study examined (1) differences in background, integrative/instrumental motivation, learning approach, leaning strategy and proficiency in second language (L2) and (2) the determinants of learning outcomes between Hong Kong and Mainland (Chinese) students. To achieve this, a questionnaire survey was distributed to 773 s language learners…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Learning Strategies, Curriculum Design, Language Proficiency
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Yan, Li; Yinghong, Yang; Lui, Siu Man; Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla – Educational Studies, 2019
Globally, universities are increasingly seeking to equip their graduates with specific "soft" skills to complement traditional "hard" skills so they can function in a rapidly changing and dynamic world. While hard skills are relatively straightforward to define and foster the same cannot be said for soft skills, despite the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Skill Development, Feasibility Studies
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To, W. M.; Tang, Margaret N. F. – Educational Studies, 2019
This study explored the antecedents of students' intention to participate in computer-based course evaluation. The study proposed an extended Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) that integrated subjective norm and perceived relevance into TAM. Based on the responses from 149 business school students in Macao, the study identified the direct and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Computer Uses in Education, Course Evaluation, Computer Attitudes
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Yang, Yibo; Volet, Simone; Mansfield, Caroline – Educational Studies, 2018
Despite China's recent remarkable performance in high-quality research, the number of students going abroad to pursue doctoral degrees in STEM fields has been rising rapidly. This study investigates the motivations of Chinese international doctoral students (CIDS) in STEM fields for undertaking a PhD abroad, and the external factors influencing…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Study Abroad, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs
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Zong, Xiaoli; Zhang, Lifan; Yao, Meilin – Educational Studies, 2018
Past research has revealed direct effects of parental involvement and parenting style on children's achievement goals separately, however, it is necessary to investigate the interactive mechanism in an integrated way. This study examined the relations between children's perception of different dimensions of parental involvement (i.e. home-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Elementary School Students, Parenting Styles
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Ai, Bin – Educational Studies, 2017
Chinese students are now the largest group of international students in the Australian higher education sector. The patterns of Chinese communication and education affect the ways that Chinese students engage with their lecturers and manage their learning relationships. A case study of these patterns provides a small window through which to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, College Students, Communication Strategies
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Hu, Bo; West, Anne – Educational Studies, 2015
This paper investigates the implementation of education policy for migrant children in urban China. Historically, rural and urban residents in China were separated by the "hukou" system, and rural children were not allowed to attend urban schools. Since the relaxation of the "hukou" system in the early 1980s, large numbers of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
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To, W. M.; Lai, Linda S. L.; Lung, Jane W. Y.; Lai, T. M. – Educational Studies, 2014
The number of students pursuing graduate qualifications has increased, especially in Asian countries and cities, such as China, Macao and Hong Kong. This paper examines the intent to pursue further studies among Chinese students according to the theory of planned behaviour. Based on responses from 321 final-year students in higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Behavior Theories, Graduate Study
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Yin, Hong-biao; Lee, John Chi-Kin; Jin, Yu-le; Zhang, Zhong-hua – Educational Studies, 2013
This study explores the impact of teachers' perception of trust in colleagues on their sense of empowerment in Mainland China, with a particular focus on the mediating role of teacher efficacy. The results of a survey of 1646 teachers indicate that although teachers scored positively on trust in colleagues, efficacy and empowerment, they had…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Trust (Psychology), Teacher Empowerment, Foreign Countries
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Gu, Mingyue Michelle – Educational Studies, 2013
This study reports on a longitudinal inquiry into professional identity construction among six novice cross-border English language teachers from mainland China, who completed their pre-service teacher education in Hong Kong (HK) and began their teaching practice in local HK schools. The findings indicate that the participants navigated obstacles…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Longitudinal Studies, Professional Identity
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Crisp, Victoria; Shaw, Stuart – Educational Studies, 2012
Validity is a central principle of assessment relating to the appropriateness of the uses and interpretations of test results. Usually, one of the inferences that we wish to make is that the score reflects the extent of a student's learning in a given domain. Thus, it is important to establish that the assessment tasks elicit performances that…
Descriptors: Test Results, Evaluation Methods, Construct Validity, Validity
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Yi, Zeng; LuXi, Zhang – Educational Studies, 2012
In the past few years, many students have begun to lose interest in science and information and engineering technology courses because they find them too boring and hard to learn. To strengthen this field of education and stimulate students' motivation and interest in learning, this study introduces a theoretical pedagogical framework based on…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Learning Problems, Science Interests, Cooperative Learning
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Yu, Baohua; Downing, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2012
This study examined the influence of integrative motivation, instrumental motivation and second language (L2) proficiency on socio-cultural/academic adaptation in a sample of two groups of international students studying Chinese in China. Results revealed that the non-Asian student group reported higher levels of integrative motivation,…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Motivation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Gao, Xuesong; Barkhuizen, Gary; Chow, Alice Wai Kwan – Educational Studies, 2011
Teachers are encouraged to enhance professional competence through reflective practice and they are also asked to undertake research to generate evidence for their professional practices. This paper reports on an inquiry into a group of primary school English language teachers' research engagement in the province of Guangdong on the Chinese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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