Social Transformation And Private Education In China

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Private schools resurfaced in China after 1978 when the Chinese government embarked on an economic reform for modernization. This book offers a comprehensive review of the development, characteristics, issues, and problems of private schools at primary, secondary and university levels, especially elite private schools for children of very wealthy families.

Based on fieldwork at about 40 private and public schools in China, this study also critically examines social response and government reactions to private education development, and ends with reflections on its significance and future prospects, touching on issues concerning social equality, efficiency, public school reform, and democratization in China.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780275955908
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/30/1999
  • Pages: 246
  • Lexile: 1340L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

JING LIN is Associate Professor of Education at McGill University.

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Table of Contents

Terms and Measures
Pt. 1 Overview and Context of Private Education Development
1 Private Education Development: An Overview 3
2 Economic Reform and Social Transformation since 1978 17
3 Chinese Culture and Society and Dilemmas in the Public School System 33
Pt. 2 Profiles and Characteristics of Private Schools and Universities
4 Elite Private Schools 51
5 Ordinary Private Schools 69
6 Private Universities 87
Pt. 3 Cultural Characteristics and Moral and Democratic Education in Private Schools
7 Characteristics and Culture of Private Schools 107
8 Moral and Democratic Education in Private Schools 125
Pt. 4 Private Education: Responses, Issues, Problems, and Theoretical Reflection
9 Response from the Public, Scholars, and the Government 141
10 Issues and Problems 157
11 Equality and Choice: Theoretical and Practical Concerns 169
12 Significance and Future Prospects 181
Appendix Regulation on Education Run by Social Forces 187
Bibliography 197
Index 209
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