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ERIC Number: ED405020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Planning and Developing Community Colleges in China.
Hu, Nan Brian; And Others
Although China has expanded its system of short-cycle vocational and technical education in recent years to respond to its rapid economic development, most programs are narrowly focused on special technical areas and offer few general education or personal development components. As such, China's technical institutions differ greatly from community colleges in the United States, which offer pre-baccalaureate and transfer, vocational and technical, continuing and adult, and developmental and basic skills education, and provide open access to the community. In reforming its educational system to develop a community college with Chinese characteristics, China should develop a system that is consistent with the philosophy of socialism, meet both social and individual needs through economic development, increase and popularize education in rural and remote areas, strive to increase living standards, and explore more efficient methods of delivering instruction. A short term plan developed by the U.S.-China Education Foundation, a New York-based research and advocacy group, proposes the following: (1) establish a planning committee to establish objectives, timelines, and budgets; (2) undertake exchanges with the United States to share ideas; (3) conduct surveys to establish the educational needs of communities, business and industry, teachers, and students; (4) develop a few 2-year career programs within existing institutions; and (5) establish a governing board and a long-term plan for the future. Contains 13 references. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China