Education in China since 1976

Education in China since 1976

by Xiufang Wang
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786413948

ISBN-13: 9780786413942

Pub. Date: 12/24/2002

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

China has the largest education system in the world. The total enrollment of students in regular and adult schools at all levels exceeds 320 million, accounting for more than a quarter of the nation's population. Western educators, foreign companies, and individual entrepreneurs have invested in Chinese education but, perhaps because of the complexity of the

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Overview

China has the largest education system in the world. The total enrollment of students in regular and adult schools at all levels exceeds 320 million, accounting for more than a quarter of the nation's population. Western educators, foreign companies, and individual entrepreneurs have invested in Chinese education but, perhaps because of the complexity of the Chinese education system and the rapid development of educational reforms, have had little success.

This work examines the education system in post-Mao China from 1976 to the present. It explores how the Chinese government sees the development of its educational practices within the nation's broader social, economic, political, and cultural contexts; how it identifies new issues that emerge in the process of what might be called educational globalization; how it translates these issues into specific educational policies, activities, and goals; how the education reforms fit China's social and political realities and objectives; how the new policies affect foreign student affairs and Chinese students studying abroad; the ways in which the government promotes international educational cooperation and exchange; the opportunities for Western institutions to introduce programs in China; and current trends and their effect on the internationalization of education.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786413942
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
12/24/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Tables and Charts
Preface1
Pt. IThe Chinese Education System
1Introduction: Managing Educational Reforms7
2China's Educational Administrative System24
3Financial System of China's Education55
4Legal System of China's Education73
5Personnel System of China's Education104
Pt. IIChinese Education of Various Types at Different Levels
6Basic Education (Preschool, Regular Primary and Secondary Education)129
7Regular Higher Education146
8Vocational Education188
9Special Education200
10Adult Education209
11Distance Education219
12Private Education230
Pt. IIIInternationalization of Chinese Education
13International Cooperation and Exchange in China's Education239
14Conclusion: Chinese Educational Development in a Global Economy261
Notes283
Bibliography295
Index303
About the Author309

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