Towards Innovation and Application: Curriculum Changes in Shanghai Schools

  • Charlene Tan
Part of the Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects book series (EDAP, volume 21)


Many Shanghai schools have launched school-based curricula to promote innovative thinking and practical ability in their students.


Curriculum Reform Citizenship Education Alternative Assessment Shanghai Municipal Education Commission Innovative Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlene Tan
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  1. 1.Policy and Leadership Studies National Institute of EducationNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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