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Lu, Wang; Rongxiao, Cai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
We are now living in an era of big data. From the perspective of data analysis of classroom questioning, the paper chooses three districts in City B that have significant differences. These are educationally developed District D, less developed District F, and developing District M. The study uses the stratified sampling method to choose from…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Data Analysis, Beginning Teachers
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Pickus, David – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This article argues that ideas from the ancient past supply insight about the future of Chinese universities. I make this case by outlining three claims about the nature and purpose of education in Homer, Plato, and Augustine. I propose that conversations based on these ideas illuminate central underlying problems facing Chinese higher education…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Objectives
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Perris, Kirk – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The national open universities of China and India are unique adaptations of the open university model that emanated from the UK. These institutions have expanded to become the largest universities in the world as measured by current enrollment of approximately four million each. This article comparatively analyzes how these open universities have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Comparative Education, Educational History
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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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Welch, Anthony; Hao, Jie – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper highlights how returnees and knowledge diaspora are important sources for China's human resources development, identifying push and pull factors that also contribute significantly to innovation in the higher education sector. By outlining China's key projects and schemes for recruiting international professional workers, the paper…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries
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Xiong, Jie – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
From the perspective of neoinstitutionalism, higher vocational education has become an emerging institution in Chinese society. Its development over three decades entails a trend of institutionalization of higher vocational education. In such a process, higher vocational education is gaining legitimacy and experiencing isomorphic changes. Various…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Change
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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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Youlu, Shen; Xinyi, Qiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The balanced development of compulsory education has been given due and lengthy coverage in the "Outline of China's National Plan for Medium and Long-Term Education Reform and Development (2010-2020)" which, to some extent, reflects the needs of our time and the demands of the general public. However, detailed analyses reveal that many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Compulsory Education, Educational Development, Educational Change
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Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article aims at a comprehensive examination of the Chinese model of teacher education by critically revisiting the developmental trajectory of the teacher education system in China over the past century, with a particular focus on policy trends since the 1990s. It interrogates the Chinese model of teacher education with two macro lenses: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Models, Educational Development
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Li, Sharon X. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
China is becoming an increasingly important actor in global governance. This paper contends that China participates by promoting its own global governance concepts on the one hand and by complying with the established global norms on the other. The paper introduces several key global governance concepts of the Chinese government and argues that…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Global Approach
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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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Zhong, Chenyin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
As the teacher education in China gradually evolves from the closed one into an open one, and with the greater pressure from the competition among universities, the transformation of normal universities is an inevitable choice. The problems that normal universities need to face up to are the proper goal orientation and the setting of appropriate…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Foreign Countries, Universities, Higher Education
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Hu, Yongmei; Liang, Wenyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
This paper describes the dynamic changes in research productivity of Chinese higher education institutions (HEIs) before and after merger with Malmquist index, and decomposes the total factor productivity change index into catching-up effect, scale effect and frontier-shift effect. The main finding is that technological improvement and innovation…
Descriptors: Productivity, Scientific Research, Citation Analysis, Bibliometrics
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Cheng, Ying; Liu, Niancai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
This study reviews the developments of 9 Chinese top universities supported by "985 Project" during 1997-2005 based on the analysis of a series of scientometric indicators, including the total number of publications indexed by Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index, the cumulated impact factor of publications,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Development, Educational Indicators, Recognition (Achievement)
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Jinyu, Qi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
China's Western Development is a policy adopted to boost its less developed Western regions, that is, a systematic project and a longterm and arduous task. The development of compulsory education in China's minority areas is the key to it. This paper attempts to use the beneficial experience of developing compulsory education support system of…
Descriptors: Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Educational Finance
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