ERIC Number: EJ1024161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
The Vulnerability of China's Vocational Colleges: How the Global Economy Is Impacting Vocational Colleges in China
Roggow, Michael J.
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v38 n8 p748-754 2014
Chinese vocational colleges are being compromised because the central government is moving more of its educational resources to the top-tier universities. Although vocational college enrollments have slowed in the increasingly high-tech eastern provinces, colleges in the western part of the country are poised for increased enrollments to address regional employment demands. The recent global economic downturn has put the future of Chinese vocational colleges, at least in the short term, in doubt--and much of the new transportation infrastructure necessary for the west has for the moment been left incomplete. In response to increased government support of top-tier universities, the once burgeoning vocational college movement seems in limbo. This article argues that for the economic future of China, the country must support a diversity of institutions.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Economic Impact, College Role, Knowledge Economy, Educational Change, Educational Development, Higher Education, Regional Characteristics, Enrollment Trends, Global Approach, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Survival
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China