ERIC Number: ED217772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of the Chinese and American Higher Educational Systems.
Lee, Jo Ann
The Chinese system of higher education is examined and compared with the U.S. system and, in particular, with the California higher educational system. Attention is directed to the structure of the public and private college and university systems in Taiwan, requirements on college and university entrance examinations and curricular offerings in both countries, the accreditation process for Chinese and American colleges and universities, standards regarding teacher certification and educational preparation, the requirements for advancement or promotion in teacher rank and the comparative salaries at various institutions, the impact of vocational/technical education in the total educational master plan, and the impact of education for the handicapped and the extent to which such students are incorporated into the educational mainstream. An overview of the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels is included. Study approaches included a review of the literature on the historical, current, and future aspects of higher education in the Republic of China; visits to various private and public colleges and universities in Taipei City vicinity; visits to divisions of the Ministry of Education; and interviews with administration and teachers. Similar steps were followed for the United States and California. The literature review, historical perspectives, information concerning specific legislation affecting education, and perspectives on international education and international exchange programs are included. A bibliography and information on requirements for college entrance and curricular offerings in the California State University/College System are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Career Ladders, College Curriculum, College Entrance Examinations, Comparative Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Promotion, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, International Educational Exchange, Mainstreaming, Master Plans, Private Colleges, Standards, State Colleges, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pacific Cultural Foundation (Republic of China).
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California State University and Colleges; Site Visits; Taiwan; United States
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