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ERIC Number: EJ971958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0161-956X
Reform Disconnection in China
Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan
Peabody Journal of Education, v87 n2 p162-177 2012
This article examines many of the frustrations associated with implementing education reforms in mainland Chinese schools. Our basic argument is that when taken individually, many of the recent reforms are beneficial, but when parceled together and thrust hastily at schools, they are unwieldy and disconnected. We suggest that the inability of the reforms to impact schools is due in large part to their lack of sufficient connection to the reality of school life, to each other, to educative and public perceptions, and to the political and cultural context of China. We discuss and illustrate these issues under headings of instrumental, intellectual, political, cultural, and communicative disconnections. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China