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ERIC Number: EJ720522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 76
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Social Changes and the Revival of Liberal Education in China since the 1990s
Xin, Chen
Asia Pacific Education Review, v5 n1 p1-13 2004
China's higher education placed exclusive emphasis on narrowly specialized education and neglected liberal education before the 1990s. However, along with the dramatic social changes since the 1990s, liberal education has revived in China. This paper first examines the characteristics of higher education in China before the 1990s, and then explores the ideas, policies, and specific measures in higher education reform since the 1990s within the larger social context, and thirdly, with a case study on the "liberal education curriculum" introduced by Peking University in 2000, it investigates the ideas, contents and characteristics of liberal education. Finally, it reveals the rationale for the liberal education revival in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China