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Hayhoe, Ruth; Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The establishment of normal colleges and universities is an important component of building a modern country, which possesses different value ethos with the universities. The emergence of the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris and the local normal schools has set a new model for teacher education around the world and promoted values and knowledge…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Improvement
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Zhao, Jianhua; Xu, Fuyin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education has made significant progress in China in the last two decades and this paper provides an overall presentation of its prevalence and usage. In this paper, a literature review has been conducted based on the research in the field of ICT in education. Eleven major issues have been…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Technology Education
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Li, Qing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This qualitative research aims to investigate the process of how Chinese American women develop their identities while growing up in the United States as daughters of Chinese immigrants. Specifically, the author explores the following questions: How do Chinese American women come to identify themselves as Chinese American, and act this identity in…
Descriptors: Chinese Americans, Immigrants, Daughters, Identification
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Zhang, Lili – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This study intends to gain an understanding of the sources of stress among women academics in research universities of China. Studies have shown that, compared with their male counterparts, women report higher level of stress in work/family conflicts, gender barriers and career development. Based on the results of this study, the following…
Descriptors: Productivity, Research Universities, Stereotypes, Females
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Zhang, Jianxin; Verhoeven, Jef C. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The level of development of higher education (HE) is an important indicator to measure the development of the social economy and the civilization of a region or country. In this article, we compare the distribution of the freshmen of ethnic minorities (EMs) with the distribution of EMs over the population, based on a sample of 1 464 freshmen from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Rate, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Ho, Esther Sui-Chu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper seeks to examine the quality and equality of basic education of Hong Kong based on the first three cycles of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA). Results from these three assessments suggested that the Hong Kong students have an outstanding performance in mathematics, science and reading. In particular, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Performance Factors, Educational Quality
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Zhang, Huajun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Quality education reform in China gives high importance to developing the individual's full potential. However, the education system is dominated by a kind of exclusive competitiveness in which high stakes examinations shape the learning process. This paper seeks to bring a philosophical perspective regarding the disjunction between the intent of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Individualism
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Zhang, Donghai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The results of a questionnaire-based investigation carried out across China regarding teachers' professional development were used to create an extensive database. Chinese teachers' subjective evaluation of a number of professional development policies was statistically analyzed. From their ratings, it is shown that in schools across China,…
Descriptors: Refresher Courses, Teaching (Occupation), Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Halpin, David – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Both China and England require state-funded schools to teach a national curriculum. While policy congruence in terms of overall intention is apparent, there are major differences between each country's approach to systemic curriculum reform which highlight contrasting attitudes to how best to effect change in schools and widely differing views on…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
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Liu, Bohong; Li, Yani – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In the field of Chinese higher education, gender is still a significant issue, as is a general ignorance of gender discrimination against women. Issues related to gender can be observed throughout the process of education: at the time of entering an institution, during the educational process and as an outcome of education. The following seven…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Student Organizations, Gender Discrimination
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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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Liu, Lianghua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
A good teacher has various characteristics. We can observe directly teachers' behaviors or read their professional papers. However, the effective way is to have teachers tell their personal life history or educational autobiography. The personal knowledge of a good teacher will be revealed through the personal life history. According to numerous…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Autobiographies, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Behavior
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Ding, Gang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Education must go beyond the borders of the disciplines and educators must make individual learning development a top priority for education if they wish to fulfill their mission in theory and practice, and in order to promote the social development by cultivating and developing the different individual learning. While individual development is a…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Educational Research, Outcomes of Education, Cultural Awareness
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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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Jiang, Kai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Social justice is not only a vital ethical principle of the human society but also the all-important value of the entire social system. As a public sphere, the university undertakes the purpose to achieve public interest. It plays a significant role in reflecting, defending, and fostering social justice. Nurturing people with social justice…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Systems, College Role, Ethics
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