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Rensburg, Ihron; Motala, Shireen; David, Solomon Arulraj – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The evolution of South African universities continues to be shaped by both apartheid and more recent post-apartheid policies. Yet the South African university system is mainly an elite, low participation and high attrition system, offering a medium quality education. Moreover, there is uneven attention to the opportunities that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Zhang, Donghui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
An increasing number of left-behind children has emerged in rural China as a result of the large-scale migration of rural farmers to urban cities since the 1990s. With the absence of parent(s) from the family, the left-behind children face crises in socialization and their relationships with their parents are threatened by physical distance. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Latchkey Children, Rural Areas, Rural to Urban Migration
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Yan, Chunmei; He, Chuanjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The philosophy of "publish or perish" has already been adopted as a yardstick by the vast majority of Chinese higher education institutions in their attempts to benchmark Western research universities in recent years, which has led to increasing pressure on university teachers to produce research publications. This paper addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Educators, English Teachers, Writing for Publication
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Cen, Yuhao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This mixed methods study investigates learning outcomes resulting from college attendance in the Chinese mainland. Data for this study is derived from undergraduate survey responses at 21 universities and interviews with 64 seniors at five universities. Factor analysis reduced learning outcome items to two factors, and 19 categories of learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Outcomes of Education, Student Surveys
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Takagi, Kohei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
In the changing higher education environment, universities increasingly engage in areas outside the traditional teaching and research missions. The new missions extend over wide yet specialized areas, such as technological advancement, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and enhancement of teaching and learning. To effectively handle these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Educational Change, College Faculty
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Kong, Rui; Gao, Xiaowei; Zhong, Wanxing; Zhou, Xiaoling – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
MBA education has become the fastest growing segment of education in China in recent years and a segment that can now be considered indispensable. However, how best to teach it has long been a source of debate. One of the key issues is how to match student traits with teaching methods. While engaged as teachers of marketing management, the authors…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Educational Quality
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Miles, Steven B. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This review essay analyzes the historiography of Confucian academies ("shuyuan") in imperial China, focusing on five representative books published in China between 2008 and 2014, including two new editions of books originally published in 1995 and 2004. The five authors share a deep concern about the nature of academies, particularly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historiography, Confucianism, Asian Culture
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Wong, Mei-Yee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article explores the dynamics of power-sharing between teacher and students in learning and teaching situations, and describes the theoretical bases, implementation, and results of an empirical study in three elementary schools in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. Findings from 58 class observations…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Teacher Student Relationship, Classroom Environment, Educational Practices
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Ma, Yuping; Pan, Suyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Among discussions on international academic mobility, a persistent challenge is to understand whether education abroad can become a source of brain gain, and whether globalization can offer source countries the hope that they might enjoy the benefits of freer crossborder flows in information and personnel. With reference to China, this article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Decision Making, Career Development
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Perris, Kirk – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The national open universities of China and India are unique adaptations of the open university model that emanated from the UK. These institutions have expanded to become the largest universities in the world as measured by current enrollment of approximately four million each. This article comparatively analyzes how these open universities have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Comparative Education, Educational History
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Khoo, Yishin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This paper examines the educational implications of two curriculum initiatives in China that have produced curricular materials promoting education for sustainable development (ESD) in minority-populated ethnic autonomous areas in China. The two curriculum projects present distinctive discourses, conceptions, models, frameworks and scopes of ESD…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Ethnic Groups, Minority Groups
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Frkovich, Ann – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This case study contributes to counterpoints made to world culture theory and underscores that at the micro, classroom-level, rural Chinese teachers in a reform-oriented professional development course, and reform-oriented U.S. teacher trainers, understand educational reform, and the realities of education in these two cultures, very differently.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Cultural Influences, Teacher Education
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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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Wei, Shuguang; Liu, Xianjun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This paper examines the Canada-China Management Education Program (CCMEP, 1983-1996) between the University of Toronto (UT) and Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST). In this paper, we create a "Three Levels/Four Parameters" analytical framework, based on the concept of mutuality from Johan Galtung (1980) and the concept…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation
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Sinclair, Paul; Blachford, Dongyan; Pickard, Garth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
Through funding from the Canadian International Development Agency's (CIDA) China Program, the University of Regina (UofR), Canada, implemented two major development projects with the Educational Institute of Jilin province (EIJP) from 1990 to 2001. This paper re-examines this historic cooperation. The paper argues that prevailing theories of…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, International Cooperation
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