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Wang, Songliang; Caldwell, Claude; Wei, Liqing; Su, Haiyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University-Nova Scotia Agricultural College (FAFU-NSAC) 2 + 2 undergraduate program initiated in 2003 is a model for creative collaboration between China and Canada in undergraduate education. This paper addresses the achievements of the program development and highlights the process for successful curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, International Programs, Institutional Cooperation
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Liu, Qin; Jiang, Yumei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article examines the outcomes of the overseas experiences of Chinese visiting scholars and the implications of visiting scholar programs for faculty development at Chinese universities. On the basis of semi-structured interviews with 17 returned Chinese visiting scholars who spent six to 12 months in a faculty of education at one of five…
Descriptors: International Programs, Institutional Cooperation, Faculty Development, College Faculty
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Huang, Ju; Xu, Shijing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
This article is part of a narrative study of Chinese beginning teacher induction through cross-cultural teacher development, which has been developed and contextualized in the "Teacher Education Reciprocal Learning Program" between the University of Windsor (UW), Canada and Southwest University (SWU), China. This program is part of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness
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Guidoin, Robert; Wang, Lu; Douville, Yvan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The Department of Surgery at Laval University has been a key player in the development of Canada-China cooperation since the 1980s. The projects initiated and developed by Jean Couture and Guojin Liu to address cancer issues, and specifically breast cancer, were heralded as outstanding successes. In the meantime, the Department of Surgery at Laval…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, International Programs, Surgery, Higher Education
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Tierney, William G.; Lanford, Michael – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
In this essay, we interrogate the role of academic freedom in the 21st century by describing its historical genesis in the modern university, its association with the concept of tenure, and how it is reinterpreted by different cultural and social contexts. Afterwards, we examine traditional infringements by national governments upon academic…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Higher Education, Educational History, Tenure
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Marginson, Simon – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Academic freedom is best understood not as an abstract universal principle or an ideal state of being but as concrete university practices nested in specific relational environments. As such, practices of academic freedom vary across the world, according to variations in political cultures, educational cultures and state-university relations. The…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Global Approach, Comparative Education, Educational Practices
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Coniam, David – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This article examines the issue of the quality of teacher-produced tests, limiting itself in the current context to objective, multiple-choice tests. The article investigates a short, two-part 20-item English language test. After a brief overview of the key test qualities of reliability and validity, the article examines the two subtests in terms…
Descriptors: Teacher Made Tests, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Mingyuan, Gu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Minority language literacy is an important issue in national education policy for any multi-nationality country. China sticks to the policy of safeguarding the rights and interests of ethnic minority groups to use their own languages and writing systems. In education, considering communications among different nationalities and the development of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Language Minorities, Mandarin Chinese, Ethnic Groups
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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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Li, Dan; Wang, Jian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Reading for personal interest and acquiring and using information using various reading processes are important parts of reading literacy that students need to develop in order to progress successfully through their schooling and fully function in the information society. Computer assisted reading instructional activities are assumed useful in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Achievement, Learning Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction
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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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Skyrme, Gillian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Myths about "the Chinese learner" developed from an outsider perspective abound in the Western world. The focus of this article, however, is how discourses of Chineseness were used by the Chinese international students themselves who, as undergraduate students in a New Zealand university, were the subjects of my doctoral research. It…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Misconceptions, Asian Culture, Cultural Influences
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Machart, Regis; Lim, Sep Neo; Yeow, E-Lynn; Chin, Sin Zi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Using a liquid approach, the authors analyze the intercultural discourse of Taiwanese students who had taken part in a short term exchange program with a Malaysian university. The four participants were graduating in Mandarin Chinese in their home institution and were following a Chinese program in multilingual Malaysia. Data were collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Exchange Programs, Foreign Students, College Students
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Yang, Peidong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
With the rise of educational mobilities worldwide, students' experiences of educational sojourn, especially that of the Chinese Mainland students, have come under greater research attention in recent years. Amongst diverse kinds of Chinese students/scholars abroad, this paper focuses on a type that finds themselves in a unique country under…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Undergraduate Students, Ethnography
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