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ERIC Number: EJ818066
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0953-9964
Legalizing Education: The Role of Law in the Regulation and Deregulation of China's Private Education
Pan, Su-Yan; Law, Wing-Wah
Education and the Law, v18 n4 p267-282 Dec 2006
This article explores the role of law in shaping the growth of private education, as a part of educational reforms in response to social change in the People's Republic of China (PRC) after the 1980s. This paper argues that law acts as a new social game rule, one used by the state to govern, regulate and promote new relations and interactions between state and non-state players in educational reform and to rectify irregularities generated by the players. The process of legislation reveals the tension between regulation and deregulation of the relationship between private educational institutions and government. This paper concludes by offering an understanding on the role of law as both a means and an end in shaping educational reform in the face of ongoing social changes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China