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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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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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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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Ruoling, Zheng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The retention or abolition of national college entrance examination (CEE) has triggered a fierce controversy in academe. Although controversial causes and focus vary from time to time, the result remains the same--adopting uniform national examinations and making it innovative all the time. Since CEE has political, social and educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, College Entrance Examinations, Educational Change
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Chu, Hongqi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
The marketization of education cannot serve as the guiding principle in constructing the modern school system, nor can it be directly transplanted from modern enterprise system. Because the modern school system is a kind of "educational institution" rather than an "economical institution", what it should focus on is not the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Development, Role of Education, Government Role
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Zhang, Da-jun; Xu, Xing-chun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2006
In order to better understand the relationship between educational psychology research and educational reform, this essay reviews the development of educational psychology studies in the last 20 years in China. The study shows that: (1) Rapid development has been made in the areas of establishing discipline systems; (2) Research fields have been…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Psychology, Educational Quality, Educational Practices