This book, first published in 1991, is concerned with educational change. It seeks to place Chinese educational policies within the broader social context of Chinese development and modernisation imperatives by analysing issues germane to specific educational structures and sectors. At the same time, it attempts to inform the reader of larger policy issues which affect the educational system as a whole and speak to more global concerns: the nature of Chinese student activism, gender inequality, rural-urban disparities, educational inequality, the influences of market forces, and the growth of professionalism.
Table of Contents
Introduction Irving Epstein 1. Post-Mao Reforms in Chinese Education: Can the Ghosts of the Past be Laid to Rest? Suzanne Pepper 2. The Early Childhood Education of the Only Child Geneation in Urban China Delia Davin 3. The 'Crisis' in Chinese Secondary Schooling Heidi Ross 4. The Tapestry of Chinese Higher Education Ruth Hayhoe 5. Chinese Adult Education in Transition Jianliang Wang and Nat Colletta 6. Minban Schools in Deng's Era Jean Robinson 7. Special Economic Zones and Education in China: Bold Reform or Timid Experiment? John N. Hawkins and Bruce Koppel 8. Educating China's Disadvantaged Youth: A Case of Modernisation and its Discontents Irving Epstein 9. Reforming Teachers: The Organisation, Reproduction and Transformation of Teaching Lynne Paine 10. Chinese Medical Schooling: Global Science, Local Schools Mary Ann Burris 11. Beyond 'Stuffing the Goose': The Challenge of Modernisation and Reform for Law and Legal Education in the People's Republic of China Sharon K. Hom 12. Military Education and Technical Training in China Richard J. Latham 13. Gender and Education Beverly Hooper 14. An Organisational Analysis of Central Education Administration in China Zhixin Su 15. The Institutional Roots of Student Political Culture: Official Student Politics at Beijing University Corinna-Barbara Francis 16. Political Education and Student Response: Some Background Factors Behind the 1989 Student Demonstrations Stanley Rosen