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Wang, Yan; Ieong, Sao Leng – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
China's reform and opening up policy has not only freed the country to become a global economic giant but also tuned its higher education in with international trends. This study examines how internationalization has impacted core university values and whether or not this newly globalized higher education will embrace diversity so that Chinese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change, Higher Education
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Ng, Peter Tze Ming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2019
Christian higher education (CHE) had been totally disappeared from the China mainland since the 1950s, and related studies only revived in the past 40 years since Deng Xiaoping's reform and opening up policy in 1978. The present paper is an attempt to report what had happened in the past 40 years, and to illustrate some significant contributions…
Descriptors: Christianity, Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Development
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Wei, Liqing; Hu, Yanhua – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
International exchange is an important part of China's educational opening up, cooperation, and connection with other countries. It also serves as a unique strategic resource, helping to develop and consolidate mutual political trust, diplomatic exchange, economic and trade relations, cultural exchange and educational cooperation between China and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Social Change, Peace
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Welch, Anthony – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
The four decades since reform and opening up have seen dramatic changes in China's higher education system. Focusing on international dimensions, the analysis supports the view that reform and opening up was not merely an economic and political reform, but an opening of the mind to the outside world, after the disaster of the Cultural Revolution.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Social Change
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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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Shuang, Zhang – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Shimenkan is a remote and mountainous village in Weining county, Guizhou province, an area traditionally populated by Miao ethnic minority. The arrival of Christian missionaries just over 100 years ago began Shimenkan's transformation from an illiterate school-less place, to a "revered site of Miao education." Today, Shimenkan has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Rural Areas, Ethnic Groups
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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, Guoping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
This paper explores, through the lens of childhood, the Chinese cultural dynamics that encourage harmonious human relationships at the price of individual development and yet support a deep appreciation of natural human experiences that allows room for the development of individuality. The purpose of such investigation is to reexamine our cultural…
Descriptors: Children, Cultural Background, Individual Development, Foreign Countries
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Yan, Fengqiao; Lin, Jing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Two distinctive paradigms have been used in researching higher education phenomena in China's process of social transformation. The first might be described as "critical realist," and the second as "interpretivist." The book "Portraits of 21st Century Chinese Universities: In the Move to Mass Higher Education", has…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In order to analyze the impact of human capital theory on contemporary Chinese education, this paper first draws a conceptual outline of how this theory was introduced and interpreted to suit the Chinese quest for modernization. The study then adopts a comparative historical approach to the points of similarity between Neo-Confucian educational…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education
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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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Xiao, Xingyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Due to the social environment of China's reform and opening up, as well as China's education system with knowledge impartation as its focus, some college students lack the humanistic care and education of value and significance of life. Universities should plan effective activities to make students realize the importance of life. They should…
Descriptors: College Students, World Views, Foreign Countries, Social Environment
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Jiang, Chunjiao; Li, Song – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Based on the quantitative research and comparative study method, this paper attempts to make a systematic study and analysis of regional differences which have existed since 1949 in higher education among East, Middle and West China. The study is intended to explore the causes, regional differences, social changes, and their co-related…
Descriptors: Differences, Regional Characteristics, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Zhang, Changzheng; Huan, Zhijian; Li, Huaizu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
By using the education Gini coefficient (EGC), as the indicator of education equity, this paper will calculate the degree of education equity in China during 1978-2004. Results show that although education equity as a whole has improved significantly since 1978, it is rather at a low level compared with the international average. Due to the great…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Educational Indicators, Social Change
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