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There are 7 included publications by Xiaorong Shao :
Changing the curriculum and teaching methods to meet the evolving needs in Chinese agricultural schools
In response to the nation’s economic and agricultural system reform, Chinese agricultural schools have begun the transformation from academic institutions to vocational and technical education. Significant efforts have been made to reform the curricu...
Chinese Academic Libraries Serving International Students and Scholars: A Three-case Assessment
The authors of this study assess the attitudes and perceptions of academic librarians at three university libraries in China regarding library services for international students and scholars. The study directs particular focus on librarians at Shaan...
Exploring Library Service Models at Fudan University and Appalachian State University: Experiences from an International Librarian Exchange Program
In 2008, Fudan University Library (FDUL) in Shanghai and Belk Library and Information Commons at Appalachian State University (ASU) in Boone, North Carolina created a three-year librarian exchange program. The first pair of librarian exchanges occurr...
Knowledge and skills needed by teachers in Chinese agricultural schools regarding curriculum and instruction reforms
Agricultural schools in China have undergone numerous transitions as the system is shifting from non-effective academic institutions to vocational-oriented education brought by China’s economic reforms during the past two decades. Changes of traditio...
Perceptions of Open Access Publishing among Academic Journal Editors in China
Open access publishing is examined from the perspective of academic journal editors in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. In addition to providing background information on academic publishing in China, the author incorporates interviews with two...
Teachers’ perceptions toward curriculum reforms and teacher training programs in Chinese agricultural schools
As Chinese agricultural schools have gradually transferred from ineffective academic institutions to vocational education, the need for renewing teachers’ attitudes, knowledge, and skills to implement the curriculum innovations is evident. The purpos...
What should be included in an international agriculture undergraduate course?
The purpose of this study was to identify the topics and teaching methods appropriate in a beginning international agriculture undergraduate course. A three round Delphi procedure was used to solicit expert opinions regarding important topics and eff...