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Yang, Rui – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Over the past decades, the internationalization of higher education in China has had considerable achievements, and has contributed to the current transformation of the Chinese system into one of the largest and arguably most promising ones in the world. Setting the Chinese experience in an international context, this article assesses the latest…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Universities
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Xing, Xin; Dervin, Fred – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although there is an increased interest in overseas training for educational leaders in China, little is known about the value of such programs. This qualitative case study explores Chinese school principals' perceptions of leadership practices and professional development after undertaking a Finnish training program. The article also explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Zhang, Jia-Wei; Wong, Lam; Chan, Tak-Hang; Chiu, Chi-Shing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Using a qualitative case study approach, the authors analyzed the curriculum adaptation process for one project learning activity in School K, which is a SID school in the context of school-university collaboration. Multiple sources of data were collected for triangulation, including interviews, documents and observations. Curriculum adaptation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives
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Li, Aisi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
The foundation of Shanxi University is a prime example of the collaborative efforts in higher education between the Chinese and British in late Qing China (1842-1912). Both sides made compromises, with the Chinese adapting their ideas of educational sovereignty, and the British agreeing to work under the supervision of the local government. Such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Kwan, Covina Y. W. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This paper is based on a study of three Confucius Institutes in Canada. The research aims to explore the nature of operations at Confucius Institutes, ranging from the selection of partnering Chinese universities, to the program planning at each individual site. Specifically, it focuses on the perceived impacts of the Confucius Institute…
Descriptors: International Education, Higher Education, Confucianism, Foreign Countries
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Zha, Qiang; Hayhoe, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This paper attempts to address connections between the Chinese model for development or the "Beijing Consensus" and Chinese universities. Chinese universities seem to be caught between serving governmental agendas and pursuing their own goals as an academic community. Up until recently, they had become used to following the lead of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Institutional Autonomy, Government School Relationship
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Keenan, Barry C. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Educational values in both the United States and in China have suffered from the social and political reach of economic markets in each society. The models for counteracting the marketization of values in higher education can however be found in each country's past educational traditions. Surprisingly, the developmental values inherent in small…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethics, Higher Education, Economics
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Ma, Jinyuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
This article explores the way in which the World Bank has worked effectively with China in higher education. It investigates whether or not the cooperation between the two has changed in line with their changing relationship. More specifically, it discusses whether the World Bank's China agenda reflects the reform package of socio-institutional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Change, International Organizations
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Cheng, Qiang; Wang, Jian; Zhang, Shaoan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Guided by cultural border crossing and teacher identity development theories, this case study explores the bumpy process of a junior Chinese faculty member's border crossing into the U.S. teaching culture and analyzes the challenges, coping strategies, and consequences of his border crossing on teaching and teacher identity development. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Cultural Differences, Asians
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Keiser, David Lee – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The moral and ethical charge of teaching and teacher education includes sustaining equanimity and paradox, and maintaining poise amongst contradicting policies and interests. This paper draws upon the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching to address some paradoxes in education and teacher preparation. Specifically, the article looks at four chapters of the…
Descriptors: Moral Values, Ethics, Teacher Education, Philosophy
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Zhao, Juanjuan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper is a cross-cultural comparative study in education philosophy. A comparative and philosophical approach is used to interpret texts from the Analects of Confucius and to find connections with ideas of critical educators. In comparing Confucius' educational thought with that of Paulo Freire, John Dewey and other theorists in critical…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Cross Cultural Studies, Critical Theory, Teaching Methods
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Wang, Hongyu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This essay argues that the concept of reaching peace within in order to sustain peace outside in classical Confucianism and Daoism offers us important lessons for peace education in the contemporary age. Building harmonious connections between differences in one's personhood paves a path for negotiating interconnections across conflicting…
Descriptors: Confucianism, Peace, Philosophy, Teaching Methods
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Weng, Xuan; Lin, Jing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This study explores the lived experiences of Chinese teachers in American Chinese Schools. Max van Manen's methodology for hermeneutic phenomenological research provides a framework for the study, and the philosophical writings of Heidegger, Gadamer, and Derrida guide the textual interpretations. Pedagogical voices of Aoki, Pinar, and Greene,…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Chinese, Teaching Experience, Hermeneutics
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Zhao, Zhenzhou – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The global flow of citizenship education in China has spurred much discussion in Chinese academic circles. This study explores the interaction between citizenship education and China's the existing political-ideological education and moral education as a space is negotiated a space in the current "ideoscape." A qualitative approach is…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Context, Politics of Education, Ideology
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Limin, Chen; Van Dooren, Wim; Verschaffel, Lieven – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The goal of the present study is to investigate the relationship between pupils' problem posing and problem solving abilities, their beliefs about problem posing and problem solving, and their general mathematics abilities, in a Chinese context. Five instruments, i.e., a problem posing test, a problem solving test, a problem posing questionnaire,…
Descriptors: Correlation, Asians, Grade 5, Elementary School Students
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