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Education Policy and Reform in China


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

  1. 1.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina
  2. 2.Renmin University of ChinaBeijingChina

About the authors

Guangli Zhou is the Vice Director of the Education Department at Renmin University of China, China. His research focuses on the policy and management of higher education, educational politics and educational law studies. He presides over ten programs granted by National Natural Science Foundation and National Social Science Foundation and published over 100 academic papers in these areas. He was honored with ten provincial and ministerial level Scientific Research Awards.

Xiang Zhou is the Associate Professor at the Education Department at Renmin University of China, China. His research focuses on education and law, modern school systems and the American education.

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