Education Policy and Reform in China

  • Guangli Zhou
  • Xiang Zhou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Social Change and Improvement of the Education System

  3. Reform of Higher Education and Institutional Innovation

About this book


This book examines educational development and reform in contemporary China and focuses on some of the major issues facing education in both rural and urban areas, across the spectrum of primary, secondary, higher, adult and vocational educational pathways. The book reflects on Chinese educational strategies at a time of rapid development of the market economy and the need to promote the modernization of education. It also considers how social reform and educational changes go hand in hand and discusses the right to education irrespective of gender, nationality, particularly examining the case of children from migrant families. From the rapid development of preschool and compulsory education to the modernization of the university system, this book highlights China’s ambition to create a top tier education system, fostering talent to match its requirements in a fast moving employment market and knowledge economy.



Educational Development and Reform in Contemporary China Chinese Educational Strategies and Economic Globalization Modernization of Education in China Chinese Social Reform and Educational Changes Right to Education Migrant Children and Education in China Evaluation of the University System in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Guangli Zhou
    • 1
  • Xiang Zhou
    • 2
  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information China Renmin University Press 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-6491-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-6492-1
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