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Mullen, Carol A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
After witnessing creativity in China's test-centric culture, the author calls for developing learners' creativity as a global proficiency emanating from a belief in one's capacity to create.
Descriptors: Creativity, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning
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Gendong, Shi – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
Shi Gendong wrote this essay in response to the topic "Even Laureates Were Beginners Once: Lessons Learned Along the Way," which was the title of the Laureate Panel at the Kappa Delta Pi Convocation in October 2017.
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Success, Career Choice, Foreign Countries
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Evans, Elizabeth J.; Johnson, Lisa E.; Gabauer, Lauren J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2016
A preservice Spanish teacher in the United States is assigned to teach English, her native language, in China. This case study investigates the application of her developing pedagogical knowledge to a radically different teaching environment.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Second Language Instruction
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Brand, Susan Trostle; Snodgress, Faye – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
As an "international" honor society in education, Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) recognizes the importance of encouraging and promoting education internationally in the 21st century. The challenge shared by educators in many countries is to achieve higher levels of learning for all students. Committed educators around the globe are already working…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Partnerships in Education, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Van Reken, Ruth E.; Rushmore, Sally – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Advances in science and technology, globalization of trade, international competition for markets, ethnic conflicts, and the limits of the planet's ecosystem have brought global issues and the people of the world to doorsteps and classrooms. With the increasing interaction among peoples of the world, skills in cross-cultural communication,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Scholarships, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Romanowski, Michael H. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2006
As China charges forward into modernity, the nation is confronted with major economic and social changes. China's one-child policy and economic growth, for example, have altered the values and attitudes of parents, thereby creating new challenges for Chinese teachers. In addition, nontraditional ways of thinking in China's youth have led to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Progress, Developing Nations, Social Change
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Lui, Ping – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
One Chinese preschool uses the school ecology to address students' culture, prior knowledge, and social experience, thus enhancing learning. The ecology focuses on a theme of love and reflects children's life experiences and the local culture. The program develops all children's potential. It coordinates drawing, speaking, and thinking, prepares…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries
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Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2002
This interview with a Chinese teacher educator examines why she is studying about educational change in the United States, her interest in the Discover Project, her visits to schools implementing the Discover Project, differences between education in this country and in China, cultural influences on such reforms in China, educational technology in…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Influences, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education
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Allen, James D.; Changshun, Sun – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Describes a method of teaching English-as-a-Second-Language in China started by Han Zhongliang. Han's method is student-centered, with students learning and using English in practical, relevant ways from the beginning of their study. This method breaks away from conventional textbook-centered orientations. Out-of-class games are united with…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries