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Fu, Tian – Global Education Review, 2017
Today it is accepted that the development of gifted and talented children is important to enable a nation to compete successfully. In China, though the estimated number of gifted children reaches 20 million (Chu, 2012), gifted education has seldom received sufficient support. The objections to gifted education always suppress suggestions that…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Gifted, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Jian – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2012
This study extends the theoretical perspectives in policy studies on the issue of educational equality by analyzing the influence of cultural values on policies and policy processes. The present paper first teases out the key cultural values regarding education and equality, and then explores how these values shape the institution and policy…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Values, Asian Culture
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Stallones, Jared – American Educational History Journal, 2010
John Lawrence Childs was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin on January 11, 1889, the second child of John Nelson Childs and Helen Janette (Nettie) Smith. In childhood Childs absorbed the values of industry, democracy, and a traditional, but socially conscious, religion. Childs was a Methodist and an intensely private person not given to talking about…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Biographies, Christianity, Information Dissemination
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Lin, Tingjin – Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 2009
Elitism argues that the values and experiences of the political elite shape policy, while institutionalism contends that an individual's behaviour is constrained by institutional settings. This article shows that both perspectives work well overall, while offering persuasive arguments, but the former is dominated by the latter. This explains the…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Ideology, Foreign Countries, Politics of Education
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Signer, Ethan; Galston, Arthur W. – Science, 1972
Describes the organization of university education and scientific research (mainly biological) in China. There appears to be an emphasis on applied research and on the elimination of elitism from scientific, technical and intellectual activity. (AL)
Descriptors: Administration, Biology, Educational Policy, Higher Education
Khan, Akhter Hameed – 1978
One hundred years of rural development in India is surveyed, tracing the impact of colonial administration up to and including the decades of independence--an administration built on elitism, centralism, and paternalism. Four major rural problems of famine, abuses of land tenure, peasant indebtedness, and rural disaffection and how political…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Agriculture, Change Agents, Change Strategies
Parker, Franklin – 1977
This pamphlet describes briefly school structure in Communist China. The role of Maoist ideology in the education and socialization of young people is also discussed. The first four chapters explain the organization of preschools, compulsory elementary schools, noncompulsory secondary schools, and higher education. Educational aims are primarily…
Descriptors: Chinese Culture, Communism, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education
Vogt, Christina – 1999
Despite many differences, both China and Taiwan have given priority to a variety of education reforms since 1949. With a U.S. model and aid, the Taiwanese educational system has largely achieved the 15 percent enrollment threshold identified by Hayhoe as required to support economic expansion. In China, major reforms of the 1970s and 1980s leave…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Economic Development, Economic Opportunities, Educational Change
Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. – 1988
This teaching package describes the education and lifestyle of the Chinese literati, popular from the Ming to the Qing dynasties (1368-1911). It consists of four lesson plans and a teacher's guide to a slide set. The latter illustrates painting formats popular during the late Ming period (1573-1644), hanging scrolls, handscrolls, the album leaf,…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Art Education, Artists, Asian Studies