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ERIC Number: EJ787306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
The Emerging Global Model with Chinese Characteristics
Mohrman, Kathryn
Higher Education Policy, v21 n1 p29-48 Mar 2008
The Emerging Global Model is the blueprint for China's leading research universities to become internationally respected institutions. Government leaders and campus administrators seek universities with the research intensity and global perspective of the best European and North American institutions. International ranking systems provide additional impetus for reform as they highlight the characteristics of institutions considered to be the best worldwide. In addition, China has shifted from an elite to a mass system of tertiary education, now enrolling more than 23 million students, diversified funding patterns and new relationships between government and individual institutions, moving away from top-down control toward greater state supervision using evaluation and accountability mechanisms from the West. China faces particular challenges in the demand for institutional autonomy and academic freedom in a system that has traditionally been controlled tightly by the central government. (Contains 1 table and 1 note.)
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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