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Li, Jun – Comparative Education, 2017
University partnerships have been a key dimension of higher education development. Based on documentary analysis and empirical data, this study compares two distinctive models of university partnership experienced by China, first as a "recipient" with the Soviet Union in the 1950s and later as a "provider" with African…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Confucianism, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jun – Chinese Education & Society, 2017
Policies are in the epicenter of, if not in the driving seat for, educational development in any societal context. Since the turn of the 21st century alongside China's re-emergence as a global superpower, educational policies in China have witnessed fundamental transformations as they have been maneuvered with ambitious plans for national,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Development, Global Approach
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Li, Jun; Xiaohong, Tian – Chinese Education & Society, 2016
As of year-end 2014, the Confucius Institutes--the largest international educational cooperation project in human history, and the largest internationalization project in the history of Chinese universities--celebrated their first decade of existence. This case study examines 27 Confucius Institutes in 15 countries spread across six continents…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Models, Educational Experience
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Chai, Jun; Friedler, Louis M.; Wolff, Edward F.; Li, Jun; Rhea, Karen – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
The results from a cross-national study comparing calculus performance of students at East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai and students at the University of Michigan before and after their first university calculus course are presented. Overall, ECNU significantly outperformed Michigan on both the pre- and post-tests, but the Michigan…
Descriptors: Calculus, Cross Cultural Studies, Pretests Posttests, Mathematics Instruction
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Ren, Kai; Li, Jun – Higher Education Policy, 2013
This article reflects upon three seminal articles published in "Higher Education Policy" ("HEP") on academic freedom and university autonomy. The reflections indicate that "HEP" research contributes to a sophisticated and systematic understanding of the complexity of academic freedom, addressing both the original…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Institutional Autonomy, Higher Education, Educational Policy
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Li, Jun – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2013
Teacher education has been undergoing significant transformations worldwide in recent decades, and China has made continuous efforts in its quest for world-class teachers. This paper aims at a comprehensive investigation of the complex policy process in China's national initiatives to nurture a world-class teaching force, with qualitative findings…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article aims at a comprehensive examination of the Chinese model of teacher education by critically revisiting the developmental trajectory of the teacher education system in China over the past century, with a particular focus on policy trends since the 1990s. It interrogates the Chinese model of teacher education with two macro lenses: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Models, Educational Development
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Li, Jun – Higher Education Policy, 2012
In recent decades, the revolutionary expansion of Chinese universities has emerged as one of the most significant phenomena in the worldwide transformation of higher education. Since 2003, China has become a country with the largest national higher education system in the world, with nearly 31 million students in 2010. What have students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Experience, College Students, Educational Change
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Li, Jun – Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 2012
China's recent quest to develop world-class universities is a significant phenomenon within the worldwide transformation of tertiary education. Taking a cultural approach and drawing on empirical findings, this article investigates the emerging Chinese model of the university, considering its key features and contributions to global communities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Quality, Educational Change
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Gong, Fang; Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Since the late 1990s the Chinese government has implemented two key policies for the development of higher education. The first was launching Project 985, with the purpose of seeking excellence through creating internationally competitive universities. The second was a radical move to a mass system of higher education. In this context, China's top…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Hayhoe, Ruth; Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The establishment of normal colleges and universities is an important component of building a modern country, which possesses different value ethos with the universities. The emergence of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and the local normal schools has set a new model for teacher education around the world and promoted values and knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Li, Jun – International Journal of Educational Development, 2009
This study examines the patterns and interplay of college students' political orientations and socialization toward citizenship and civil society in the Chinese sociopolitical context, alongside China's move to mass higher education. Data were collected from a nationwide survey conducted in 12 Chinese universities in 2007. The analytic framework…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Socialization, Citizenship, Foreign Countries