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ERIC Number: EJ749133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
"Sea Turtles" and "Ground Beetles" [Land Turtles] Should Shake Hands
Kan, Da
Chinese Education and Society, v37 n2 p12-14 Mar-Apr 2004
This article talks about those who come back to China after studies abroad, characterized as "sea turtles" and those scholars who have remained in China to arduously pursue their studies, characterized as "ground beetles". " Sea turtles" are those foreign MBAs and Ph.D.s who are objects of praise, admiration and are naturally more eye-catching than "ground beetles". The author states that, it cannot be denied that the treatment these "sea turtles" receive in China is one of enthusiasm and deep affection, whether from institutions of higher learning, research institutes, government institutions, or from the large and small "overseas scholars incubator parks." As far as teachers at institutions of higher learning are concerned, it is said that those from abroad, no matter from which country, generally receive remunerations that are quite a bit higher than those of teachers trained in China. There is a great deal of comment today on the fact that the "overseas scholars parks" show more than ordinary favouritism to "sea turtles" and even give them VIP treatment and all kinds of preferential policies. The author states that, today's bosses are no fools. If one cannot bring them benefits, they will never mind whether one is a "sea turtle" or a "land turtle." The important thing should be to give everyone a good, democratic atmosphere and an environment of fair competition. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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