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Doyle, Antoinette – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Family literacy programs in North America and the United Kingdom have enjoyed widespread public and political support. Thousands of initiatives following a variety of models currently operate under the spectrum of family literacy programs. In this paper, the influence of learning theories, the research on children's early literacy development, and…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Family Literacy
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Li, Sharon X. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
China is becoming an increasingly important actor in global governance. This paper contends that China participates by promoting its own global governance concepts on the one hand and by complying with the established global norms on the other. The paper introduces several key global governance concepts of the Chinese government and argues that…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Global Approach
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Sawchuk, Peter H. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The field of workplace learning scholarship in Western countries is reviewed. First, the emergence of workplace learning scholarship is discussed historically for its relation to the emergence and ongoing development of capitalism beginning from early thought on markets and productivity, 20th century scientific management, industrialism and…
Descriptors: Knowledge Management, Social Systems, Global Approach, Work Environment
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Xie, Jinyu; Huang, Erjia – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Based on a literature review from English language journals related to the field of human resource development (HRD), the conceptual framework for this study was derived from the models developed by American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) for HRD practice. This study compared and analyzed the similarities and differences in HRD roles,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Weber, Kirsten – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper deals with the professionalization of human service work. It analyses learning processes and identity development in the emerging profession of child care with concrete examples from empirical research, based on a life history approach. It discusses examples of careers mainly based on students' life experience, pointing out that their…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Biographies, Child Care, Self Concept
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Leithaeuser, Thomas – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The bases of the article are the results of an empirical study about traditional work places in industry. There were made group discussions and special qualitative interviews with workers and employees of a German factory. The article tries to interpret and to integrate these subjective concepts in the actual discussion of theoretical perspectives…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Social Theories, Work Environment, Industry
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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In order to analyze the impact of human capital theory on contemporary Chinese education, this paper first draws a conceptual outline of how this theory was introduced and interpreted to suit the Chinese quest for modernization. The study then adopts a comparative historical approach to the points of similarity between Neo-Confucian educational…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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Ding, Gang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The paper focuses on exploring new theoretical approach in education with development of online learning technology, from e-learning to u-learning and virtual reality technology, and points out possibilities such as constructing a new teaching ecological system, ubiquitous educational awareness with ubiquitous technology, and changing the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Integrated Curriculum, Online Courses, Teaching Methods
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Feng, Zhuolin; Zhao, Wenhua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The world is increasingly merged into a global market economy, and the government's intervention power in economy has rapidly given way to that of science and technology. For the world's major economic powers, indigenous technological innovation has become a national strategy for enhancing competitiveness. Investment in scientific and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Universities, Technology Transfer, College Role
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Rodriguez-Campos, Liliana; Rincones-Gomez, Rigoberto; Shen, Jianping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used in this study to determine the extent to which teachers, principals, and superintendents perceive the leadership construct in the same way. The researchers found that the two-factor model fits the principal group and particularly the superintendent group better than does the four-factor model. The…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Attitudes