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ERIC Number: EJ777333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0309-877X
The University Entrance Examination System in China
Davey, Gareth; De Lian, Chuan; Higgins, Louise
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v31 n4 p385-396 Nov 2007
Every year, millions of high school students sit the Chinese national university entrance exam, and their results determine entry into universities or alternatives such as employment. Limited information about the exam is available in the Western literature even though it determines the future of millions of young people, and is increasingly of relevance to Western university educators. This article reviews Chinese and Western reports to provide an up-to-date overview of the exam's key features, including the registration and application procedure, exam content/structure, and use of exam results in determining entry into higher education. There is also an analysis of the exam system's limitations, and implications for Chinese and Western educators. (Contains 2 notes and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China