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ERIC Number: EJ1173562
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Twenty Years of General Education in China: Progress, Problems, and Solutions
Wang, Hongcai; Xie, Debo
Chinese Education & Society, v51 n1 p9-20 2018
General education is a subject with rich contents and that is highly contested in the field of higher education studies. It has been highly praised for its core concepts such as broad educational targets, liberating educational objectives, and balanced educational content. Looking back at the course of general education in China over the past 20 years we can find "top-down" cultural quality education (Chinese characters omitted) and "bottom-up" general education (Chinese characters omitted) have formed two stages with clear "characteristics," with the first decade being mainly cultural quality education, and the most recent decade having had general education gradually enter the mainstream and reveal native qualityistics. This change has led the practice of general education to turn from being government led to university autonomy, and also reflects the increasing depth of Chinese exploration into general education. China's practice of general education still faces problems with integrating major-based professional education and general education, and must adopt suitable solutions. [This article was translated by Jeff Keller.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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