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Shen, Yanxia – International Education Studies, 2008
All organizations require constant change and innovation for improvement. Educational changes are often perceived as being so problematic, that is, it is not the nature of the change itself but the nature of the knowledge, skills and attitudes of those involved and the way that these are expressed in action. Educational reforms involve many…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Barriers, School Culture
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Bouchat, Clarence J. – Journal of Geography, 2008
This article demonstrates geography's role as an integrative discipline and its utility in connecting students to the world around them. A case study links China's demography and its geopolitics to the lives of U.S. students. The relationship of China's population pressures to its resulting economic growth, need for economic resources, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geography Instruction, Case Studies, Human Geography
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Pan, Su-Yan – Higher Education Policy, 2007
This article is a case study of Tsinghua University, one of China's most influential universities, which has special national significance and strong political ties to the state. Recalling three chapters in the past century of Tsinghua's history, this paper gives an interpretive understanding of how the intertwined relationship between academia…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Government School Relationship, Critical Theory
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Huang, Futao – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2007
This article describes the internationalisation of higher education in the era of globalisation in China and Japan. It presents the following issues: the relationship between internationalisation and globalisation; major characteristics of the internationalisation of higher education; a comparison between China and Japan; and the results of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Organizational Change
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Yuexiang, Chen; Hongfang, Zhou – International Journal of Progressive Education, 2006
In this article, the authors explore the life history and home education of Lu Wei, a top student in the 2004 Guangdong Province College entrance examination. The authors argue that the following issues of Lu's home education played an important role in Lu's success: emphasis and nurture of intellectual development in the early years of life,…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Case Studies, Biographies, College Entrance Examinations
Xu, Yongfeng – Online Submission, 2005
Scientific developing concept of higher education is overall, coordinated and sustained based on facts. The developing planning of a university which is the perspective of a university must be unified, directed and completed scientifically. Take Yanshan University for example, during its 11th Five-Year-Plan period, we hold the opinion that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Orientation, College Administration, College Planning
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Wu, Bei – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2005
Academic exchanges between the U.S. and other countries around the world are increasing and teaching students abroad is part of this trend. China is in its initial stage of developing gerontology education and is in great need of new concepts and ideas for dealing with its rapidly aging population. This paper discusses the challenges and rewards…
Descriptors: Gerontology, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Aging Education
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John, Lee Chi Kin; Jiayi, Wang – Open Learning, 2005
This case study is set in a remote rural area of China--the Tianshui area of Gansu Province. It examines a strategy involving the use of Video Compact Discs (VCDs) to enhance primary education in these areas. Firstly, the challenging context of Tianshui area is described. Secondly, strategies for promoting rural education using VCDs and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Lee, Wing On; Ho, Chi Hang – Journal of Moral Education, 2005
Moral education is always closely associated with politics in China, and the term 'moral education' is often interchangeable with such other terms as ideological and political education. Officially, moral education is seen as an important tool in upholding the socialist nature of the school and society. This paper examines the changing political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Politics, Educational Change, Ethical Instruction
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Williams, Jane M.; Li, Lv – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2005
In both China and the United States, educators are committed to the provision of rigorous academic instruction in inclusive environments to students with disabilities. This paper presents the reflections of the authors from the 2004 U.S.-China Conference on Educating Students with Special Needs held in Beijing, China in June 2004. The authors…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Inclusive Schools, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries
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Yong, Qin – Chinese Education and Society, 2005
This institution of higher education directly under the Ministry of Education was one of the first in China to undertake reforms in the recruitment of teachers. Although these reforms were instrumental in the school's development, questions remain that merit serious consideration. The basics of establishing and evaluating positions have now taken…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Teaching (Occupation), Colleges
Xin, Chen – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2004
China's higher education placed exclusive emphasis on narrowly specialized education and neglected liberal education before the 1990s. However, along with the dramatic social changes since the 1990s, liberal education has revived in China. This paper first examines the characteristics of higher education in China before the 1990s, and then…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Environment, Educational Change
Tolman, Joel – Forum for Youth Investment, 2003
Given the difficulties and uncertainties of education reform, asking "what works" may be making simple and commonplace what is nearly always a messy and unfinished business. But the work of the International Youth Foundation's partners in 49 countries does reveal a common message of successful reform efforts: put young people at the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Youth, Participation, Foreign Countries
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Li, Jun; Zhang, Yuli; Matlay, Harry – Education & Training, 2003
China's recent economic success resulted, to a great extent, from the release of the entrepreneurial potential inherent in its business sectors. Yet, entrepreneurship education as a whole remains a relatively new concept and practice, in particular in the higher education sector. This explorative article reviews the recent developments in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Economic Development, Business
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Barnum, Carol M.; Philip, Kavita; Reynolds, Alison; Shauf, Michele S.; Thompson, Theresa Mae – Technical Communication: Journal of the Society for Technical Communication, 2001
Recounts a technical writing institute presented by a delegation of North American technical communication faculty to Chinese English as a foreign language teachers. Discusses planning the 10-day technical writing institute; challenges and assumptions about teaching technical communication in China; institute lectures and activities; and institute…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Course Descriptions, Cultural Exchange, Culture Contact
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