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Dervin, Fred; Simpson, Ashley – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
This article examines a scholar's discourses related to edu-business in the context of Sino-Finnish edu-business. Based on a critical approach to interculturality, and the decade-long critiques of culturalism, a case study serves as an illustration of the use of the concept of culture by a scholar from Finland to retail Finnish education in China.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Ethics, Higher Education
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Allen, Ryan M. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
While academics and university administrators often criticize rankings, league tables have become important tools for student decision-making, especially in the Chinese sector. Yet, research has not fully explored how students in China have engaged with both global and local rankings, as most studies have focused on one setting or the other.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Knowledge Level, Reputation
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Yang, Rui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Since the 19th century, Chinese societies, as latecomers to modernization, have prioritized Western learning. Modelled on European and North American experiences, modern universities were created to serve this purpose. Having little linkage to their indigenous cultural traditions, they operate in Confucian socio-cultural contexts, with constant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Influences, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Yang, Huiyu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
The relevant studies using a cross sectional view of speech organs supplemented with visuospatial cues and verbal text to explore EFL learners' learning effectiveness and behavior through mobile devices when learning English phonetics are scarce. This study was attempted to investigate whether the presence of visuospatial cues can benefit EFL…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Handheld Devices
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Li, Tao; Zhou, Yisu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Pay-for-grades programs aim to incentivize families and students to engage in specified behaviors given financial remittance. In addition to doubts over its effectiveness, educators worry that monetary incentives could skew student learning motivation and lead to academic cheating. Using a randomized control trial in 11 Chinese primary schools, we…
Descriptors: Cheating, Elementary School Students, Incentives, Rewards
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Liu, Peng; Wang, Xiaoyang; Liang, Xiaomeng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
This article explores the Chinese literature on Chinese higher educational leadership in order to contribute to the international literature generally and facilitate Chinese higher education leadership research in particular. The seven themes identified in this literature are: the president accountability system led by the Communist Party of China…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Presidents, Accountability, College Administration
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Fan, Xumei; Johnson, Robert; Liu, Jin; Zhang, Xuegang; Liu, Xiumei; Zhang, Tiejun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
The purpose of this study was to compare pre-service teachers' views of ethical issues in assessment practices in the US and China. Focus group interviews were conducted among 16 pre-service teachers from the US and 15 pre-service teachers from China. Results indicated that the inclusion of effort in grading is a key issue for the pre-service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Zheng, Gaoming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
While socialization has become a major lens of research in doctoral education, this paper advances the theoretical foundation of the socialization process in doctoral education by using the institutional logics theory. Specifically, it proposes an analytical framework for understanding the socialization of doctoral students, where it is seen as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Socialization
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Jiang, Jin; Shen, Wenqin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Drawing on a unique dataset that combines returnees' survey data and their information on research publications extracted from the Scopus database, this study systematically examines whether and how international doctoral mentorship for Chinese students in European countries promotes research collaboration before and upon the return of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Foreign Students, Student Research
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Li, Hanwei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
It has been recognized that international students studying in non-Anglophone countries face more challenges in integrating into local higher education institutions for a number of reasons, such as the local language barrier and cultural differences. This study aims to understand the challenges and coping strategies of academic integration in…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Barriers, Coping, Foreign Countries
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Welch, Anthony; Xu, Xiuyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Along with China's economic growth, the notable rise of its universities and innovation system has inspired growing interest in how the higher education institutions (HEIs) of the European Union (EU) cooperate with Chinese HEIs. Beginning with a review of China-EU higher education relations, this paper presents a case study of a Sino-Danish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Colleges, Partnerships in Education
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Zayim-Kurtay, Merve; Zhu, Chang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Higher education systems need to increasingly transform in order to face new challenges of society in a modern and global context. Both Europe and China are facing challenges in restructuring their higher education systems and embracing the potential for higher education to deliver innovative teaching and learning as well as social and economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Wang, Yan; Ieong, Sao Leng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
China's reform and opening up policy has not only freed the country to become a global economic giant but also tuned its higher education in with international trends. This study examines how internationalization has impacted core university values and whether or not this newly globalized higher education will embrace diversity so that Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Higher Education
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Christian higher education (CHE) had been totally disappeared from the China mainland since the 1950s, and related studies only revived in the past 40 years since Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening up policy in 1978. The present paper is an attempt to report what had happened in the past 40 years, and to illustrate some significant contributions…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Zhang, Wenxiao; Li, Yanqing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
The present study is set in the context of ongoing educational reform that advocates fostering self-regulated learners and using assessment to improve learning. Drawing on existent research on classroom assessment (CA) and self-regulated learning (SRL), the authors have formulated a conceptual framework outlining the CA features that promote SRL…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Learning Strategies, Educational Change, Guidelines
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