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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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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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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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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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Zhenyu, Gao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the lived experience of teachers from one middle school in East China who implemented project-based learning (PBL) in their classes. A sample of 22 grade 6 and 7 teachers participated in this research between September 2008 and June 2010. Data were observation, transcripts of semi-structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Qunhui, Ou; Na, Du – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This study considers the role of teachers' multicultural awareness in promoting minority students' ethnic identity by considering the situation in one particular middle school. A case study of a Hani student is presented to show how teachers' multicultural awareness affects ethnic identity and the academic achievement of minority students. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Students, Ethnicity, Ethnic Groups
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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