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Leitch, Daniel; Yan, Ding; Song, Shanji – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
In Shanghai, a mega-city of approximately 24.15 million people (Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau, 2015, "Art. 13"), the population of migrant workers continues to increase. According to the Shanghai Municipal Statistics Bureau (2015), as of 2015, 9.81 million residents did not have household registration papers. Of these, 70%, or…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Inclusion, Migrant Children
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Zhenzhou, Zhao; Zhiyong, Zhu; Linyan, Ruan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
As one of the most prominent cases of high performing education systems in Asia, Shanghai has received widespread attention in recent years. The existing literature has shown that the formation of a high performing education system in Shanghai is closely associated with the high-quality teaching force. The purpose of this paper is to explore the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Labor Market, Schools
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Lijia, Wang; Lai, Manhong; Lo, Leslie N. K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This paper highlights Chinese teachers' ethical concerns in their relationships with students, colleagues, and students' parents. Through a qualitative study of 26 teachers, it was found that the teachers were often trapped in a dilemma between teaching to students' real development and teaching to the test. The ethics of professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Ethics
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Xing, Xin; Dervin, Fred – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
Although there is an increased interest in overseas training for educational leaders in China, little is known about the value of such programs. This qualitative case study explores Chinese school principals' perceptions of leadership practices and professional development after undertaking a Finnish training program. The article also explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Qualitative Research
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Minxuan, Zhang; Lingshuai, Kong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
The outstanding performance of Shanghai students in the 4th Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA 2009) gained widespread attention at home and abroad. In this paper, the authors attribute this outstanding performance to three traditional factors and six modern factors. The traditional factors are high parental expectations, belief…
Descriptors: International Education, Compulsory Education, Personnel Selection, Educational Change
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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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Shi, Kouzhu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Private schools were very prosperous in Shanghai during the Republican period. Shanghai Municipal Educational Bureau adopted a pattern of indirect management, especially attaching importance to normalizing and guiding the mechanism for operating a school by taking the basic measures for the registration administration. Meanwhile, appropriate…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Finance, Educational Administration, Public Education