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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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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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Moorman, Adam B. R. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper addresses the issue of students' employment expectations, considered a key factor in alleviating graduate unemployment in China. This empirical investigation surveyed students at two higher education institutions in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, to analyze how expectations were changing. The results contrasted with earlier studies that…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Employment, Student Attitudes
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Mao, Yijing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
As presented in documentary form, the discourse of the last one hundred years of modern Chinese education is very different from its written counterpart. Documentary discourse provides a perspective on education as realized and understood through the lens. On screen, evolving thoughts on Chinese education have been reconstructed. This article…
Descriptors: Documentaries, Foreign Countries, Audiovisual Instruction, Academic Discourse
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Po, Yang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Chinese college graduates have faced increasing labor market competition since the expansion of tertiary education. Given rigid market demand, graduates with realistic earnings expectations may experience a more efficient job search. Using the 2008 MYCOS College Graduate Employment Survey, this study finds that a 1000 yuan reduction in a…
Descriptors: Wages, Job Search Methods, Labor Market, College Graduates
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Zhu, Hong; Ma, Yunpeng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper explores new patterns of learning across cultures in higher education through a case study of a cohort of international graduate students at a university in Chinese mainland. North University (NU) has hosted international students in its Chinese language and culture programs for decades. However, between 2008 and 2010, a new Master's…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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Zhou, Huiquan; Shang, Xinyuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The brain-drain caused by imbalanced economic development has produced a lack of qualified teachers in rural China. Short-term volunteer teaching has emerged as a response. Despite the popularity of such programs, little systematic data have been gathered regarding their strengths and weaknesses. A short-term volunteer teaching program was…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Teaching Experience
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Xiong, Jie – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The development of higher vocational education in China embodies a global trend of vocationalism that values skills and skilled workers, which is opposite, in some ways, to the Confucian tradition in Chinese education that values theoretical knowledge related to good governance. As the cultural trend supporting the development of higher vocational…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Confucianism, Global Approach, Skilled Workers
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Wang, Houxiong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Access to higher education in China has opened up significantly in the move towards a mass higher education system. However, aggregate growth does not necessarily imply fair or reasonable distribution of opportunity. In fact, the expansion of higher education has a rather more complex influence on opportunity when admissions statistics are viewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education
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Liang, Xiaohua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the nature of activities in an immersion English class and a non-immersion English class in the mainland of China, and to find out the differences between these two types of class through data gained from observation and interviews. Spoken discourse analysis was used to analyze the data, where Engestrom's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Observation, Interviews
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Chen, Qianyi; Yeager, John L. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Along with the "massification" of higher education in China since the late 1990s, the issue of quality and excellence appeared at the top of China's higher education agenda. Since faculty evaluation of teaching is one of the major approaches adopted by China's higher education sector to pursue quality and excellence, it is valuable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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Yu, Hongxia; Ding, Xiaohao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper analyzes the behavior of families in China regarding private tutoring, applying game theory to its discussion of their actions. It finds that families will definitely give their children private tutoring after school in order to obtain better educational opportunities in situations where the distribution of educational resources is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics, Game Theory, Educational Opportunities
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Yang, Xiao; Sargent, Tanja – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
In this paper, we employ quantitative and qualitative content analysis to investigate the nature of humanistic value content in the Chinese language arts curriculum and whether or not this varies across old and new versions of the textbooks. Our findings illustrate the various dimensions of humanistic value content in the Chinese language arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Curriculum, Change
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Zhou, Yong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The turn towards using domestic experience in contemporary Chinese educational studies has led to the development of theoretical frames rooted in the reality of Chinese society. This article identifies four ways of understanding and reforming Chinese society that have been developed by 20th century Chinese educators. By reflecting on these four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Sociology
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