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ERIC Number: EJ982165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Improving Quality: Core Mission for Developing Higher Education in the "National Medium- and Long-Term Educational Reform and Development Guideline (2010-20)"
Kai, Jiang
Chinese Education and Society, v45 n3 p73-88 May-Jun 2012
The "National Medium- and Long-Term Educational Reform and Development Guideline (2010-20)" (hereafter abbreviated as the "Guideline") has pointed out that the core mission for the development of China's higher education in the next decade is to improve quality. This development mission was put forward against the background of China's higher education having experienced ten or more years of rapid expansion, of the enrollment rate and overall enrollment having reached certain levels, and of the substantial gap in quality as compared with the developed countries remaining. The main elements of improving quality are improving the quality of talent training, raising the level of research, enhancing the ability [of higher education] to serve society, and optimizing its structure. In the process of improving the quality of higher education, China must establish first-rate universities and disciplines, and at the same time, urge local colleges and universities, tertiary vocational colleges, and private colleges to develop distinctive characteristics and improve their standards. (Contains 1 note, 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China