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ERIC Number: EJ807689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Path to Popularizing Higher Education in China
Maoyuan, Pan
Chinese Education and Society, v40 n3 p92-100 May-Jun 2007
The strength or weakness of a nation and advances in the material and spiritual civilization of society as a whole are, to a large extent, determined by the quantity and quality of personnel equipped with a higher education. Also, people's need for undergoing higher education increases as the national economy develops and standards of living in society improve. Thus the popularization and universalization of higher education have become major trends in the development of the world's higher education since the 1960s. China's rate of higher education (7.6 percent in 1997, or 9.1 percent when self-study examinations for higher education are included) is still a ways from reaching the lowest limits of popularization. In this article, the author discusses the definition of the popularization concept. The author then discusses the issues faced on the path of popularization, in terms of the concept that quantitative increases and qualitative changes are unified. The author explores ways of negotiating the popularization path in terms of two strategic passes--its starting point (investment of funds) and its end point (employment of graduates). (Contains 5 notes.)
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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