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Wang, Houxiong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Access to higher education in China has opened up significantly in the move towards a mass higher education system. However, aggregate growth does not necessarily imply fair or reasonable distribution of opportunity. In fact, the expansion of higher education has a rather more complex influence on opportunity when admissions statistics are viewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education
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Liang, Xiaohua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This study was designed to investigate the nature of activities in an immersion English class and a non-immersion English class in the mainland of China, and to find out the differences between these two types of class through data gained from observation and interviews. Spoken discourse analysis was used to analyze the data, where Engestrom's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Observation, Interviews
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Chen, Qianyi; Yeager, John L. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Along with the "massification" of higher education in China since the late 1990s, the issue of quality and excellence appeared at the top of China's higher education agenda. Since faculty evaluation of teaching is one of the major approaches adopted by China's higher education sector to pursue quality and excellence, it is valuable to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Faculty Evaluation, Comparative Analysis
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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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Zhou, Yong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The turn towards using domestic experience in contemporary Chinese educational studies has led to the development of theoretical frames rooted in the reality of Chinese society. This article identifies four ways of understanding and reforming Chinese society that have been developed by 20th century Chinese educators. By reflecting on these four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Environment, Educational Principles, Educational Sociology
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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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Cheng, Baoyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Using an original dataset collected at a Chinese university and adopting a difference-in-differences research design, this study draws causal inferences regarding the effect of the Government-Subsidized Student Loan Program (GSSLP) on financially needy students at Chinese higher education institutions. Specifically, this study finds that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Educational Policy, College Students
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Pan, Su-Yan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This is a documentary study of education abroad policy in the People's Republic of China (PRC) between 1978 and 2009. By examining the dynamics underpinning the PRC state's efforts to shape the flow of Chinese students and scholars from and into China, this article reveals the major strategies that have enabled education abroad to become a source…
Descriptors: Human Capital, International Relations, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Dai, David Yun; Gerbino, Kathryn A.; Daley, Michael J. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
China is undergoing an education reform that calls for a change from a rigid, fixed curriculum and didactic pedagogy to a more flexible, school-based curriculum and more inquiry-based pedagogy. This study investigated the extent to which Chinese middle and high school teachers (a) endorse an inquiry-based approach and underlying learning…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Inquiry, Active Learning, Educational Change
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Huang, Xiaodan; Trube, Barbara; Yi, Chunlan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This article reports a study on the China-Canada-United States English Immersion (CCUEI) Moral Education and Social Studies (MESS) curriculum materials for elementary classes (Grades 3-6) with the aim of learning how the curriculum addressed the dual goals of MESS content and English language learning. An analysis comparing the CCUEI third grade…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Textbooks, National Standards, Teacher Surveys
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Ieong, Sylvia S. L.; Lau, Sin Peng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper looks into the case of a school in Macao nominated as the first (and so far the only) China-Canada-United States English Immersion (CCUEI) centre in the Macao Special Administrative Region (Macao SAR) China for the experimentation and application of English immersion instruction (EI) in the K1-3 and Primary 1-2 classes. Drawing on…
Descriptors: Experimental Schools, Immersion Programs, Foreign Countries, Linguistic Input
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Pisapia, John R.; Lin, Ying – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
This paper explores the relationship between leader values and actions in the Chinese context. The Chinese Value Instrument (CVI) and the Strategic Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ) were used as the primary data collection tools. The CVI was used to measure the presence of ten values: (1) social harmony, (2) benevolence and honesty, (3) initiative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Principals, Values
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Walker, Allan; Qian, Haiyan; Zhang, Shuang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
The Shanghai Municipal Education Commission convened an important conference in early 2010. A major focus of the conference was the apparent failure of the New Curriculum Reform to take root in schools. One of the conclusions presented at the conference was that school principals were responsible for the gap between the intent and effect of the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Principals, Secondary 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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