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ERIC Number: EJ1135065
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0939
China's Education Policy-Making: A Policy Network Perspective
Han, Shuangmiao; Ye, Fugui
Journal of Education Policy, v32 n4 p389-413 2017
Policy network approach has become a broadly accepted and frequently adopted practice in modern state governance, especially in the public sector. The study utilises a broadly defined policy network conceptual frame and categories of reference to trace the evolution of education policy-making in China. The study uses "The Outline of China's National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020)" as an illustrative case study. This study argues that China's education policy-making has changed, and the three most prominent changes are the transition from a Party-dominant practice to one primarily driven by the central government, the enhanced role of higher education institutions and scholars as "professional interest group" in the Chinese context and the increasing participation of non-governmental actors in the policy-making process. Essentially exploratory in nature, this study hopes to contribute to the understanding of China's education policy-making and broader education governance while contributing to the mapping of an important sector of the global education network.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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