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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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Yan, Qing; Li, Chenggu; Zhang, Jing; Ma, Zuopeng; Luo, Fenglong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
Providing further knowledge to and refinement of public facility location theory, this paper focuses on the distribution of basic educational facilities in China. The aim towards an equilibrium in the distribution of education resources has captured widespread attention in recent years. The basis of an education equilibrium is the balanced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Facilities, Equal Education, Middle Schools
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Tzu-Bin, Lin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Despite being ranked highly, the 2012 PISA result shows that the M-shape distribution of Taiwanese students is top of the 65 participating countries. This shows that the gap between high and low achievers in Taiwanese schools is the biggest. This paper aims at exploring Taipei's responses to this M-shape phenomenon. It starts from mapping out the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
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Lu, Wang; Rongxiao, Cai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
We are now living in an era of big data. From the perspective of data analysis of classroom questioning, the paper chooses three districts in City B that have significant differences. These are educationally developed District D, less developed District F, and developing District M. The study uses the stratified sampling method to choose from…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Data Analysis, Beginning Teachers
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Cao, Gazang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
Adolescent alienation is a symptom of problems in relations among the individual, school, community, and family. Based on a research conducted with a sample of 897 Tibetan adolescent students in Grades 7 to 12, this study reveals that over one third of subjects experience high levels of alienation. Questionnaire data and field work show possible…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Boarding Schools, Alienation, Adolescents
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Lijia, Wang; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This paper highlights Chinese teachers' ethical concerns in their relationships with students, colleagues, and students' parents. Through a qualitative study of 26 teachers, it was found that the teachers were often trapped in a dilemma between teaching to students' real development and teaching to the test. The ethics of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Heng, Jiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
In this paper, I use an autoethnographical approach, coupled with existing research literature on Chinese learners and learning, to reflect upon my own experiences as a junior high school student in order to explore how Chinese students perceive their learning, and how they establish and justify their own sense of self-regulation in learning. It…
Descriptors: Asians, Junior High School Students, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Tensions between vision and reality in the teaching practicum is a significant issue in research and practice globally, but scanty attention has been awarded to research into areas of tension in teaching practice itself. This paper reports on a study that examines a cohort of Chinese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) student teachers'…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Student Teachers, Practicums
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Cheng, Qiang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although teaching quality is seen as crucial in affecting students' performance, what types of instructional practices constitute quality teaching remains a question. With the theoretical assumptions of conceptual and procedural mathematics teaching as a guide, this study examined the types of quality mathematics instructional practices that…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Educational Quality
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Gao, Su – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
The assumption that inquiry-based instruction is more effective in influencing student science achievement than traditional didactic teaching has been the driving force of science education reform in recent decades and in many countries. However, the empirical relationship between these two kinds of science teaching and student science performance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Science Achievement
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Shi, Qingmin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Teacher efficacy in a particular content area is seen as an important factor shaping teaching practice and student learning in the Western literature. However, inadequate efforts have been made to examine this assumption empirically. Drawing on the Trends of International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011 mathematics teachers' data at the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Social Cognition
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Minxuan, Zhang; Lingshuai, Kong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The outstanding performance of Shanghai students in the 4th Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2009) gained widespread attention at home and abroad. In this paper, the authors attribute this outstanding performance to three traditional factors and six modern factors. The traditional factors are high parental expectations, belief…
Descriptors: International Education, Compulsory Education, Personnel Selection, Educational Change
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Dai, David Yun; Gerbino, Kathryn A.; Daley, Michael J. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
China is undergoing an education reform that calls for a change from a rigid, fixed curriculum and didactic pedagogy to a more flexible, school-based curriculum and more inquiry-based pedagogy. This study investigated the extent to which Chinese middle and high school teachers (a) endorse an inquiry-based approach and underlying learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Inquiry, Active Learning, Educational Change
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Ho, Esther Sui-Chu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper seeks to examine the quality and equality of basic education of Hong Kong based on the first three cycles of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Results from these three assessments suggested that the Hong Kong students have an outstanding performance in mathematics, science and reading. In particular, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors, Educational Quality
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Zhou, Chao; Bao, Jiansheng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Mathematical proofs are not only the focus of every country's mathematics curriculum reforms, but also the subject of research on mathematics education. This paper is based on a survey of mathematics teachers, the goal of which was to investigate the understanding of mathematical proofs of secondary school math teachers, their levels of…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Secondary School Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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