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ERIC Number: ED502691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 53
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Education and the Asian Surge: A Comparison of the Education Systems in India and China. Occasional Paper
Goldman, Charles A.; Kumar, Krishna B.; Liu, Ying
RAND Corporation
China and India have faced similar conditions and challenges in education during their rapid industrial and social transformation. The two countries started building their national education systems under comparable conditions in the late 1940s. However, different policies, strategies, and historical circumstances have led them through different routes. China has outperformed India in primary and secondary education along a broad spectrum of access, quality, and delivery indicators. India, on the other hand, enjoys a competitive edge over China in higher education. Recently, India has begun catching up with China in K-12 education, while China has already overtaken India in terms of the college enrollment and number of graduates. The respective successes and challenges of the Chinese and Indian education systems offer valuable lessons for both countries and for the rest of the developing world. The authors identify issues that deserve further attention of researchers and policymakers. (Contains 6 figures, 2 tables, 14 footnotes, and a bibliography.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: RAND Corporation
Identifiers - Location: China; India