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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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Hunko, Liubov; Paziura, Nataliia; Shevchenko, Katerina – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
This paper explores distinctive features of Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) training at several well known Ukrainian and Chinese universities. Comparative analysis was performed taking into consideration important criteria in the educational process of the degree programs (legislative, social, organizational, technological). The Chinese experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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Pickus, David – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This article argues that ideas from the ancient past supply insight about the future of Chinese universities. I make this case by outlining three claims about the nature and purpose of education in Homer, Plato, and Augustine. I propose that conversations based on these ideas illuminate central underlying problems facing Chinese higher education…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Educational Objectives
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Perris, Kirk – Frontiers of Education in China, 2015
The national open universities of China and India are unique adaptations of the open university model that emanated from the UK. These institutions have expanded to become the largest universities in the world as measured by current enrollment of approximately four million each. This article comparatively analyzes how these open universities have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Open Universities, Comparative Education, Educational History
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Tierney, William G.; Lanford, Michael – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
In this essay, we interrogate the role of academic freedom in the 21st century by describing its historical genesis in the modern university, its association with the concept of tenure, and how it is reinterpreted by different cultural and social contexts. Afterwards, we examine traditional infringements by national governments upon academic…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Higher Education, Educational History, Tenure
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Li, Aisi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2014
The foundation of Shanxi University is a prime example of the collaborative efforts in higher education between the Chinese and British in late Qing China (1842-1912). Both sides made compromises, with the Chinese adapting their ideas of educational sovereignty, and the British agreeing to work under the supervision of the local government. Such a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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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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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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Bai, Limin – Frontiers of Education in China, 2013
This paper examines how the definition and interpretation of the concept gewu zhizhi ???? (investigating things and extending knowledge), evolved along with Chinese intellectual efforts to construct the framework for Chinese learning which, in turn, had a profound impact on the development of educational curricula in different historical periods.…
Descriptors: Educational History, Foreign Countries, Educational Philosophy, Confucianism
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Jiang, You Guo – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
Ma Xiangbo was born in 1840 and became a pioneer of educational reform during the republican period. He was responsible for introducing the idea that science and humanities should be valued equally in liberal arts education, a concept that became key to the model of university education. Ma's view of education combined Western humanism and science…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Liberal Arts, Universities, Educational History
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Wong, Mary Shepard – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article presents the findings of a historically-informed comparative study that juxtaposes the lives of three missionary educators in China in the early 20th century with three Christian educators in China today. Data sources included hundreds of letters from the women written in China to their families and friends over several decades and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Christianity, Females
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Li, Jun – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This article aims at a comprehensive examination of the Chinese model of teacher education by critically revisiting the developmental trajectory of the teacher education system in China over the past century, with a particular focus on policy trends since the 1990s. It interrogates the Chinese model of teacher education with two macro lenses: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Models, Educational Development
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Jacobsen, Craig K. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
This paper is a critical examination of the life and work of David Crook (1910-2000) as an English teacher in China from just prior to 1949 through the 1980's. It describes Crook's struggle to transcend attitudes of superiority commonly associated with native speaking English teachers at the time as well as his efforts to introduce innovations in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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