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ERIC Number: EJ834980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Curriculum Reform and "Quality Education" in China: An Overview
Dello-Iacovo, Belinda
International Journal of Educational Development, v29 n3 p241-249 May 2009
This paper provides an overview of Chinese government attempts to promote a revised school curriculum reflecting a more holistic approach to education under the banner of "suzhi jiaoyu" ("quality education"), and positions the policies in the Chinese historical, educational, social and economic context. While the push has inspired innovative reforms in a number of schools and met with considerable in-principal support, on a wider scale implementation of the reforms is hampered by insufficient resources, conceptual ambiguity and conservative resistance. The goals of the new curriculum are still not reflected in the examinations and frequently conflict with teacher, student and parental goals in a society where examination outcomes have life long consequences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China