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Zhao, Hongqin; Huang, Jianbin – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2010
China's economic power is changing attitudes towards Mandarin Chinese worldwide. Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) consequently emerges as a subject for research as well as an educational market. This article investigates the modern evolution of CFL curriculum policy that has led to the current rapid growth of the Confucius Institute (CI) around…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Second Languages, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Wing On – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2008
In contemplating about the quality of higher education needed for today, this paper reviews the changing concepts and expectations towards higher education. It does so by delineating the changing setting of the higher education sector, the changing understanding of scholarship, the changing economy that leads to the emergence of entrepreneurial…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Global Approach
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Xu, Shihong – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2005
By tracing back the historical context of educational changes, this article explores in detail the impacts of globalisation on China's higher education reform. A trend of decentralisation in both rights and responsibilities is revealed in terms of structural adjustment, human resource exploitation and retention, curriculum development, and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Lee, Molly N. N. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
A significant global trend during the 1990s is the restructuring of higher education systems. The essence of this restructuring process is a redefinition of the relationship between institutions of higher learning, the state, and the market, and a drastic reduction of institutional autonomy. This article is an analysis of the restructuring process…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Global Approach