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ERIC Number: EJ833942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
The Centre-Periphery Model and Cross-National Educational Transfer: The Influence of the US on Teaching Reform in China's Universities
Kai, Jiang
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v25 n2 p227-239 Nov 2005
This article examines the center-periphery concept by focusing on the impact of educational transfer from the US to China on teaching reform in China's higher education institutions from the early 1980s to the present. As the scale and scope of the Sino-US exchange expanded, the impact on China deepened. This was especially evident in the transformation of teaching ideas, curricula, teaching methods, and administrative systems. Chinese scholars returning from the US bring with them not only knowledge but also American academic models. While the American experience was one of the most important forces advancing teaching reform in China's higher education institutions, it primarily existed as a kind of external cause rather than a fundamental impetus. This article shows that peripheral countries, even gigantic peripheral ones, should only import educational experiences from the central countries selectively, and not copy those models blindly.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States