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ERIC Number: EJ869844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Prospects and Dilemmas in Americanizing Chinese Higher Education
Ma, Wanhua
Asia Pacific Education Review, v10 n1 p117-124 Mar 2009
Reviewing the recent development of international higher education, one can find a general tendency: Americanization. Whether it is in Europe or in Asia, US higher education has been used as model for inspiration of regional integration or reform. This is especially the case in China. Since 1978, Chinese higher education has experienced a system shift from the Soviet model to the US model. But Chinese higher education is still Chinese, though it has borrowed many ideas from the US. Experiences show that contextualization of American ideas produced the uniqueness and the specific problems for Chinese higher education. This paper will discuss some of the unique characteristics.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States