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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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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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Xu, Rui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Using the method of purpositive sampling, this research makes an empirical study on the relationship between the schooling for education and democratic qualities of public high school students in Beijing. The results show that the democratic qualities of the students in public high school of Beijing are better as a whole, but they are still lack…
Descriptors: Democracy, Academic Achievement, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation
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Zhang, Dingqiang; Zhao, Hongyuan; Yang, Hong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The reflective ability in mathematics is a highly individual mental process, which is engaged in the course of certain types of mathematics activity. This article describes the basic meaning, characteristics, and developmental features of reflectivity in mathematics. It is suggested that reflective ability in mathematics and its relations with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Mathematics Instruction, High School Students
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Zhou, Qing; Wang, Xiang; Yao, Linna – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
This paper reports the development of critical thinking of urban high school students in the Chinese city of Xi'an. It presents the assessment of the students' two components of critical thinking: dispositions towards critical thinking and critical thinking skills, using the California Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory and the California…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, High School Students, Urban Schools
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Guan, Qun; Meng, Wanjin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
This paper presents systematically China's New National Curriculum Reform (CNNCR). It covers the background, origin, essence, goals, features, evolvement, schedule, implementation, the alignment in primary, secondary and middle schools' curricula and inter-subjects, the outcomes and the challenges and strategies of CNNCR.
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools, Educational Change
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Li, Zu-chao; Xu, Wen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
According to records from 2002, there will be a continuous increase in the number of classes, full-time teachers and teaching staff in urban primary and junior secondary schools during the period 2005-2020. At the same time, the demand for classes and teachers of non-compulsory education will decrease yearly. It is estimated that the budgetary…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Educational Demand, Urban Areas, Urban Schools