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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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Bickenbach, Frank; Liu, Wan-Hsin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Over the past decade the scale of higher education in China has expanded substantially. Regional development policies have attempted to make use of scale expansion as a tool to reduce inequality of higher education among regions with different development levels by providing poor regions with preferential treatment and support. This paper analyzes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions, Equal Education, Economic Development
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Geng, Yiqun; Yeager, John L. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Compared to the training of higher education management professionals in the US, the training of their counterparts in China is relatively modest, with few programs offered at the graduate level. Further, few concrete solutions have been proposed for tackling the challenge of preparing managerial professionals for the sound development of higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Comparative Education, Higher Education
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Mok, Ka Ho; Kan, Yue – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
In the last three decades or so, China has managed to become the second largest economy in the world, especially after engaging in economic reforms since the late 1970s. Despite being a "world factory" and playing a very significant role in manufacturing products and exporting to different parts of the globe, the Chinese government has…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Curriculum, Universities, Foreign Countries
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Cui, Bian – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This article explores the real life experience of international students' and the importance of study abroad for their personal and professional development. The empirical data drawn upon for this article came from the author's master's research, with field research conducted in the 2010/2011 academic year. It begins with the study focus and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Student Experience, Study Abroad
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Bailey, Paul J. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
With China's growing significance in the global economy ever more evident, studies in recent years have highlighted multiple aspects of China's "Globalization" (or global connections) that predate the contemporary period. This article focuses on educational reform in the late Qing and early Republic as a way of illuminating a significant…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Educational Change, Educational History
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Yan, Fengqiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Through experiencing and reviewing multiple-country endeavors in academic profession study and participating in a new project regarding the academic profession in Asia, the author pinpoints and anticipates the shortcomings of study alone or dominantly questionnaire-based and ignoring the broader social context. The author proposes a new…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires, College Faculty
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Yin, Hongbiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
In China, the eighth round of national curriculum reform (NCR) is the most serious, systematic, and ambitious attempt to transform the basic education curriculum system since 1949. Through a review of the contexts, processes and outcomes of the implementation of the NCR from 2001-2011, this paper provides a further discussion on three pairs of…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Global Approach
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Xiaohao, Ding; Suhong, Yang; Ha, Wei – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This study examines the trends in the Mincerian rates of return (MRRs) to education in urban China between 1989 and 2009 using two sources of data: the China Urban Household Survey and the China Health and Nutrition Survey, and attempts to explain the underlying causes of the trends. The authors find that while the rates of return to education had…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Zhang, Huajun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This article identifies the problem that an instrumentalist mode of thinking dominates China's contemporary education practice and suggests that the dichotomy between the "small self and big self," a notion that has been present throughout modern Chinese history, exacerbates this instrumentalism. It parallels the loss of China's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Educational Practices, Ideology
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Peng, Pai; Hochweber, Jan; Klieme, Eckhard – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Outcome-oriented evaluation of school effectiveness is often based on student test scores in certain critical examinations. This study provides another method of evaluation--value-added--which is based on student achievement progress. This paper introduces the method of estimating the value-added score of schools in multi-level models. Based on…
Descriptors: School Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Achievement Gains, Outcomes of Education
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Yuhao, Cen – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
The cognitive interview method was applied to evaluate survey questions translated and adapted from a US-based college student survey instrument. This paper draws data from cognitive interviews with 45 undergraduate students in China and explores the different meanings they attribute to the term "college teacher." Students understood…
Descriptors: Interviews, Undergraduate Students, Definitions, College Faculty
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Deng, Zongyi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Over the last century, the development of didactics (???) in China has been profoundly influenced by Kairov's theory of pedagogics. The German Didaktik tradition, which can date back to Comenius and Herbart, remains largely unknown to educational scholars in China while they possess basic knowledge of Comenius and Herbart. This article expounds…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Instructional Innovation, Educational Theories
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Law, Wing-Wah – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
Since the early 20th century, numerous scholars have proposed theories and models describing, interpreting, and suggesting the development paths countries have taken or should take. None of these, however, can fully explain China's efforts, mainly through education and citizenship education, to modernize itself and foster a modern citizenry since…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Standards
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Zhao, Guoping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper tackles the issue of education as the process of person-making and attempts to redefine the ideal and unique Chinese person--the Chinese soul--based on a civilizational dialogue and synthesis that would transform modern education and enable education to play a central role in "redeeming modernity" and revitalizing Chinese…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Individual Development, Acculturation, Ideology
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