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ERIC Number: EJ994376
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1683-1381
The Educational Development in China: Perspectives from the West
Wan, Guofang
New Horizons in Education, v60 n2 p1-20 Oct 2012
Background: Given the technological revolution and the social, political and economic changes, the Chinese educational system, an important factor to ensure that Chinese youth are prepared for the changing world, has undoubtedly become the focus of many conversations. It is especially beneficial to listen to various perspectives, including those voiced from the West. Aims: To search for and understand the various perspectives about Chinese education development in scholarly works published in the West. Method: Search on electronic education database yields some 70 academic articles, books and chapters which meet the selection criteria and published in the past three decades. These publications were read critically and analyzed for emerging themes and trends. Results and Conclusion: Recognizing the rapid advancement and the effectiveness of education in China, the study points out the various challenges that China still faces in education. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China