Chinese Elementary Education System Reform in Rural, Pastoral, Ethnic, and Private Schools

Six Case Studies

  • Ling Li
  • Jiafu Zheng

About this book


This book introduces Chinese educational reforms and developments rolled out in the year 2014, examining them from both macro and micro perspectives and pursuing a mixed-methods approach.

This book depicts the current landscape of the Chinese education system and institutions on different educational levels and in a variety of educational types, covering the development and reform status, issues, causes and effects, strategy plans and trends in the specific areas of schooling, financing, educator development and student development. Based on policy analysis, case studies, surveys and big data analysis, it combines the perspectives of both officials and grass-root stakeholders. Presenting contributions by scholars from over 10 Chinese and international higher education institutions and research institutes, as well as administrators and educators from over 20 provinces and regions throughout the nation, the book offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date and solidly fact-based scholarly representation of Chinese education reform and development on the market.


Educational reform Educational development Educational system Educational policy Educational institution Chinese education Big data collection and analysis Mixed method Empirical studies

Editors and affiliations

  • Ling Li
    • 1
  • Jiafu Zheng
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Educational PolicySouthwest University Institute of Educational PolicyChongqingChina
  2. 2.Southwest University ChongqingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Higher Education Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-4560-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-4561-5
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