1st Edition

Trends in Chinese Education

ISBN 9781138595651
Published April 20, 2018 by Routledge
308 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.