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Trends in Chinese Education

1st Edition

Edited by Chen Hongjie, W. James Jacob


308 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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This book considers a wide range of key developments and key areas of debate in China’s education system. Marketization, quality assurance, and issues of inequality and gender are all discussed, as are expansion in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, the impact of globalization, and the influence of education on China’s economic growth. The book, which comprises contributions from many leading authorities, will be of great interest both to comparative education specialists, and also to all those interested in China’s rise and development.

Table of Contents

1. A Review of Key Trends in Chinese Education, Chen Hongjie and W. James Jacob

2. Research on Returns on Education at All Levels and Changes for Urban Residents in China: 2002-2009, Ding Xiaohao, Yu Hongxia and Yu Qiumei

3. Analysis on Factors Affecting Chinese Higher Education Graduates’ Employment Satisfaction, Yue Changjun

4. Studying Abroad or Internationalizing on Campus? Strategic Choice of University Students’ Global Competence Training, Wen Dongmao, Lu Jiao and Wang Youhang

5. Influence of Higher Education on Student Development: Ability Improving or Selection? Li Wenli

6. A De-Contextualization and Re-contextualization Discourse Representation System of Teacher Cognition Reform Practice, Yang Fan and Chen Xiangming

7. State and Public Education: An Analytical Framework of New Human Capital Theory, Wang Rong

8. "Technology" Development History of Education, Guo Wenge

9. The Role of Education in the Transformation of Economic Growth Patterns, Min Weifang

10. Political Logic of Nongovernment/Private Education (NGPE) in Rural China: Evidence from an Investigation in a Northern County in China, Yan Fengqiao

11. A Rational Perspective: Shaking Off the "Adjustment Theory": A Historical Misconception in Higher Education, Zhan Lixin and Chen Xuefei

12. Donor Behavior and Donation Income of Chinese Higher Education Institutions, Chen Xiaoyu and Feng Qianqian

13. Knowledge Production Changes and Diversified Models of Academic Research within Research Universities, Ma Wanhua

14. Loan Financing Behaviors and Financial Operation Characteristics of Chinese Higher Education Institutions After Enrollment Expansion, Bao Wei

15. An Examination of "The Engineer of Human Souls", Liu Yunshan

About the Editors

Hongjie Chen is a Professor at the Institute of Higher Education, Peking University, China, and Editor-in-Chief of the Peking Education Review.

W. James Jacob is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. His research and leadership interests include higher education strategic planning; academic affairs; quality assurance; organizational development; organizational effectiveness; and indigenous education issues of culture, language, and identity as they relate to post-secondary education.

About the Series

Comparative Development and Policy in Asia

The primary aim of this series is to publish original, high quality, research level work, by both new and established scholars in the West and East, on all aspects of development and policy in Asia. 

The scope of the series is broad, and aims to cover both comparative and single country studies, including work from a range of disciplines.  With particular reference to how Asian states have coped with the growing challenges of globalising economies and the ways in which national governments in Asia have changed their public policy strategies and governance models in order to sustain further economic growth, the series will bring together development studies, and public policy and governance analysis, and will cover subjects such as: economic development; governance models; the factors underpinning the immense economic achievements of different countries; the social, political, cultural, and environmental implications of economic restructuring; public policy reforms; technological and educational innovation; international co-operation; and the fate and political impact of people who have been excluded from the growth.  The series will include both empirical material and comparative analysis; and both single authored books and edited collections.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies