In the past few years, China’s official GDP growth rate has surged. The transformation that is underway has major implications for China’s education system. Rapid economic development requires an education system that can keep pace in order to fuel the growing demand for a more highly skilled workforce. However, China faces huge challenges in doing this. It has the largest population in the world, with the second biggest school-age population of over 250 million children.


Vocational Education Skilled Worker Chinese Communist Party Vocational School Senior Secondary Schooling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Melbourne Graduate School of EducationUniversity of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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