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Liu, Xu – Frontiers of Education in China, 2018
This article is based on original research into institutional governance in private universities. It provides an in-depth qualitative study of how the private university in China has responded in practice to government policies. The analysis focuses on three dimensions: the roles of the university council, the president, and the university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Colleges, Governance, Government Role
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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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Parmenter, Lynne – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
The aim of this paper is to explore perspectives on equity, quality, motivation, and resilience by focusing in depth on the perspectives of educators in one small, semi-rural school in Japan. The paper is intended to provide rich, in-depth data and discussion as a way of providing insights from different perspectives into findings from large-scale…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools
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Li, Sharon X. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2012
China is becoming an increasingly important actor in global governance. This paper contends that China participates by promoting its own global governance concepts on the one hand and by complying with the established global norms on the other. The paper introduces several key global governance concepts of the Chinese government and argues that…
Descriptors: International Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Global Approach
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Cheng, Baoyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Using an original dataset collected at a Chinese university and adopting a difference-in-differences research design, this study draws causal inferences regarding the effect of the Government-Subsidized Student Loan Program (GSSLP) on financially needy students at Chinese higher education institutions. Specifically, this study finds that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Educational Policy, College Students
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Lau, Cheng Man Diana; Yuen, Pong Kau – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The development of private higher education in Macau has experienced rapid growth in the past two decades. The purpose of this paper is to understand this trend by investigating the facts and figures supplied by official sources and to analyze the role between the Government and the private sector. This paper shows that the attitude of the Macau…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Quality Control, Public Sector
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Ma, Rong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is an area of great importance for the ethnic minorities of northwestern China, and the development of local minority education has been a constant concern in both government and academic spheres. By means of analyzing government documents, statistical data and research literature, this article attempts to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Minority Groups
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Zeng, Xiaodong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Regulation refers to governmental restrictions over enterprise in order to protect public interest. Research on governmental regulation in China primarily focuses on public utility, and inadequate attention has been paid to regulating college tuition. Currently, although the educational administrative agencies have successfully kept college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Tuition, Government Role
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Zhang, Dongjiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The balanced development of compulsory education, with a focus on the goal of educational equality, is both a matter of policy orientation and a practical educational issue. At present, people are mostly concerned with the unbalanced state of development of compulsory education, its causes, and issues regarding its administration. Various modes of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Social Capital, Public Policy
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Lu, Naigui; Zhang, Yongping – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Since the 1980s, a series of reforms that aimed to reconstruct the relationships among the government, the university, and the student (consumer) have been initiated in the systems of higher education. In varying degrees, these systems of higher education were affected by market forces. Given this, the relationship between the state and higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Global Approach, Government School Relationship, Government Role
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Xu, Guoxing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The research findings have made it clear that Chinese college student aid policy has several characteristics. Generally speaking, student financial aid is increasing up to some extent. The government financial aids focus mostly on improving equality of educational opportunity in higher education. However, aids from the government are inadequate,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Foreign Countries
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Yu, Jianhai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
Policy burdens of HEIs (higher education institutions) lead to the soft budget constraint (SBC) and the excessive loans of HEIs. Since information asymmetry and incentive are incompatible, policy burdens will result in the adverse selection of the president, and the excessive loans and low efficiency of HEIs. When HEIs are with policy burdens, the…
Descriptors: Debate, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Zeng, Tianshan, Deng, Youchao; Yang, Runyong; Zuo, Xiaomei; Chu, Zhaohui; Li, Xiejing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Balanced development of compulsory education is not only the cornerstone of education equity, but also the fundamental part for realizing a harmonious society. There have been several achievements in balancing the development of compulsory education in China, such as narrowing the gaps in compulsory education between rural, urban, and other areas.…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Urban Schools, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries
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Ding, Weili; Lu, Ming – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Lacking guidance of general equilibrium (GE) theories in public economics and the corresponding proper mechanisms, China has not surprisingly witnessed an inequality in educational expenditures across regions as well as insufficiency of funds for education in poor areas. It is wrongly thought that what happens is due to the decentralized financing…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Chu, Hongqi – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
The marketization of education cannot serve as the guiding principle in constructing the modern school system, nor can it be directly transplanted from modern enterprise system. Because the modern school system is a kind of "educational institution" rather than an "economical institution", what it should focus on is not the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Student Development, Role of Education, Government Role
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