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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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Hayhoe, Ruth – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper is a personal reflection on a lifetime experience of bridging the values and ideas of two distinctive faith traditions: the Christian and the Confucian. The author has chosen to focus on the lives and beliefs of two great teachers: St. Paul in Europe of the first century CE and Confucius in China of the 5th century BCE First the context…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Confucianism, Christianity, Comparative Analysis
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Chen, Hongjie – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Advanced knowledge is the basis for higher education, but less research on higher education deals with it. The essay elaborates on the major point in several ways: first, the practice-oriented higher education research tends to ignore advanced knowledge; secondly, higher education shall never turn a blind eye to advanced knowledge due to their…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Essays, Evaluation
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Yu, Jianfu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Confucianism, not only is the core of Chinese cultural educational thoughts but its influence has been identified in the West by the European scholars. And with the impact of Confucianism civilization, the theological authority in the Dark Ages wavered. The human-based ideas of Confucianism that people are the foundation of the country, the…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Confucianism, Western Civilization, Cultural Enrichment
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Dong, Zefang; Wang, Yanbin; Chen, Wenjiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
There is a close interactive relationship between social mobility and educational selection. On one side, the character, direction, speed, level, methods and trends of social mobility affect the aims, goals, functions, scope, strategy, content and methods of choice in education. On the other side, the goals, basis and means of choosing education…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Resource Allocation
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Gao, Desheng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Gender justice includes three basic dimensions: gender equality, respect for difference, and free choice. In reality, schools construct and reproduce the gender injustice of the social culture through multiple dimensions that include the visible and the invisible curriculum, and the teacher's behaviour. In terms of gender justice, the social…
Descriptors: School Culture, Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Gender Issues
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Zeng, Xiaodong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Regulation refers to governmental restrictions over enterprise in order to protect public interest. Research on governmental regulation in China primarily focuses on public utility, and inadequate attention has been paid to regulating college tuition. Currently, although the educational administrative agencies have successfully kept college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Tuition, Government Role
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Liu, Yunshan; Wang, Zhiming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Based on studies of literature and the freshman admission data from 1978 to 2005 in Peking University, the research reveals how female student enrollments grew from nil to a considerable size, and how the exclusion of women college admission was overcome to achieve gender balance. However, the paper argues that this progress is limited in that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Professional Training, Enrollment
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Wu, Daishu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
In the past 20 years, China has seen an influx of foreign pedagogies that emphasize Western concepts such as dualistic opposition and linear development. As educational studies have become localized to China's environment, there has been a tendency to substitute transplanted ideas for methods based on local research. As such Chinese educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Educational Theories, Asian Culture
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Lao, Kaisheng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
During the past twenty years, higher education institutions in China have gained enormous rights due to both the streamlining of administration and the decentralization of the government. Their legal status has hence changed dramatically. However, the expansion of their rights has also brought about the possibility of higher education institutions…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Colleges
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Liu, Wanhai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Reflecting on nearly half a century's research on "effective teaching", this essay attempts to arouse a lot of suspicion, including ambiguous definition of connotation, a false antithesis and the imbalance between teachers and students. Accordingly, this study further reveals hidden thinking obstacles, such as over-reliance on technical…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Philosophy, Teacher Student Relationship, Instructional Effectiveness
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Xu, Jing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Over the past decade higher education reforms in most European countries have been oriented towards creating a European Higher Education Area which is envisaged in the "Bologna Declaration." Based on an illustration of a variety of difficulties encountered higher education institutions in a wide range of participating countries, this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Barriers
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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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Xiao, Xingyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Due to the social environment of China's reform and opening up, as well as China's education system with knowledge impartation as its focus, some college students lack the humanistic care and education of value and significance of life. Universities should plan effective activities to make students realize the importance of life. They should…
Descriptors: College Students, World Views, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Pan, Maoyuan; Luo, Dan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Four financial models of massification of higher education are discussed in this essay. They are American model, Western European model, Southeast Asian and Latin American model and the transition countries model. The comparison of the four models comes to the conclusion that taking advantage of nongovernmental funding is fundamental to dealing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, College Administration, Educational Finance
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