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Yin, Hongbiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
In China, the eighth round of national curriculum reform (NCR) is the most serious, systematic, and ambitious attempt to transform the basic education curriculum system since 1949. Through a review of the contexts, processes and outcomes of the implementation of the NCR from 2001-2011, this paper provides a further discussion on three pairs of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Global Approach
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Zhou, Huiquan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Due to imbalanced social and economic development, education in poverty-stricken rural areas in China is lagging behind that of urban areas. The current study explores the role of the nonprofit organizations (NPOs) involved in rural compulsory education promotion. Results show that the NPOs are providing a variety of programs to promote rural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economic Development, Urban Areas, Compulsory Education
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Zhenyu, Gao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The main purpose of this study is to investigate the lived experience of teachers from one middle school in East China who implemented project-based learning (PBL) in their classes. A sample of 22 grade 6 and 7 teachers participated in this research between September 2008 and June 2010. Data were observation, transcripts of semi-structural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Observation, Semi Structured Interviews
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Yu, Hongxia; Ding, Xiaohao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper analyzes the behavior of families in China regarding private tutoring, applying game theory to its discussion of their actions. It finds that families will definitely give their children private tutoring after school in order to obtain better educational opportunities in situations where the distribution of educational resources is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics, Game Theory, Educational Opportunities
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Yang, Xiao; Sargent, Tanja – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
In this paper, we employ quantitative and qualitative content analysis to investigate the nature of humanistic value content in the Chinese language arts curriculum and whether or not this varies across old and new versions of the textbooks. Our findings illustrate the various dimensions of humanistic value content in the Chinese language arts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Curriculum, Change
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Zhao, Dan; Parolin, Bruno – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Despite significant progress over the past fifteen years associated with School Mapping Restructure (SMR) in Chinese rural schools, many small schools have been closed or have merged with larger primary schools. This has resulted, among other things, in difficulties for many students in rural areas who now have to travel longer distances to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Wang, Ting – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper examines a group of Chinese educational leaders' leadership practice changes after undertaking a leadership development course offered by an Australian university in China. It presents their self-reported changes in leadership practice profiles and features selected vignettes. The study was primarily qualitative and interpretative,…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Duan, Xiaofang; Depaepe, Fien; Verschaffel, Lieven – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Word problems play a crucial role in mathematics education. However, the authenticity of word problems is quite controversial. In terms of the necessity of realistic considerations to be taken into account in the solution process, word problems have been classified into two categories: standard word problems (S-items) and problematic word problems…
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Word Problems (Mathematics), Mathematics Teachers
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Chen, Shuangye; Zheng, Yulian; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The past two decades have witnessed the great developments in principal training in China. Research on principal training in China is increasing in quantity and quality with its expanding practice. The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyze the changing landscape of scholarship on principal training in China by examining the quantity of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Principals, Administrator Education
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Ye, Lan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Initiated in September 1994, "New Basic Education" first underwent a five-year Exploratory Research phase from September 1994 to May 1999, which was followed by a second five-year Developmental Research phase from September 1999 to May 2004. Thus during the past ten years, "New Basic Education" has undergone a complete research…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Educational Theories, Compulsory Education, Research Methodology
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Zhang, Dongjiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The balanced development of compulsory education, with a focus on the goal of educational equality, is both a matter of policy orientation and a practical educational issue. At present, people are mostly concerned with the unbalanced state of development of compulsory education, its causes, and issues regarding its administration. Various modes of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Social Capital, Public Policy
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Rodriguez-Campos, Liliana; Rincones-Gomez, Rigoberto; Shen, Jianping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used in this study to determine the extent to which teachers, principals, and superintendents perceive the leadership construct in the same way. The researchers found that the two-factor model fits the principal group and particularly the superintendent group better than does the four-factor model. The…
Descriptors: Structural Equation Models, Superintendents, Principals, Teacher Attitudes
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Zhang, Jijia; Lu, Aitao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
To summarize the widely dispersed literature concerning Chinese teachers' mental status, the present paper conducted a quantitative research synthesis with a focus on the current situation and development in teachers' mental disorders. On one hand, the results demonstrated that many critical problems existed in the exploration of this issue, such…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Mental Disorders, Foreign Countries, Statistical Analysis
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Shi, Kouzhu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Private schools were very prosperous in Shanghai during the Republican period. Shanghai Municipal Educational Bureau adopted a pattern of indirect management, especially attaching importance to normalizing and guiding the mechanism for operating a school by taking the basic measures for the registration administration. Meanwhile, appropriate…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Public Education
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Fan, Xianzuo; Peng, Pai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The educational inequity of rural workers' children is a unique social problem in the transition stage of China. Based on the specific survey in such provinces as Hubei, Henan, Anhui, and other provinces, a conclusion can be drawn that the reasons for the educational inequity of rural worker's children are very complicated, among which the system…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Migrant Workers
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