Social Transformation and Private Education in China

Author: Jing Lin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275955908
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A study of the development, characteristics, problems, issues and future prospects of private schools and universities in China after 1978. It is based on fieldwork at about 40 private and public schools, and it includes social response and government reactions towards private education.

Property Ownership and Private Higher Education in China

Author: Spring Su
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739143810
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a comparative analysis of property ownership system and current quasi-profit regulations for the private higher education market in China, by constructing a theoretical model developed from institutional economics, mainstream privatization theories, and the relevant practices in use in Japan and the U.S. The book, which is written from historical, social, legal, economic and political perspectives, incorporates practical insights from in-depth case studies on various types/localities of private universities and colleges in China, including foreign invested colleges.

Education and Social Change in China Inequality in a Market Economy

Author: Gerard A. Postiglione
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317472349
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Market reform, financial decentralization, and economic globalization have greatly accentuated China's social and regional inequalities. Education is expected to address these inequalities in a context of rapid social change, including the rise of an urban middle class, changed status of women, resurgence of ethnic identities, growing rural to urban migration, and lingering poverty in remote areas. But some argue that state policies have not sufficiently addressed inequitable practices, and that schools actually perpetuate and reproduce inequities, giving rise to a new system of social stratification driven more by market forces than socialist principles. Featuring all original, previously unpublished material, this volume examines this argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era. Chapters focus on the new urban middle class, poor rural residents, the migrant population in urban areas, rural girls, and ethnic minorities. The contributors are established scholars in the field, and they build a conceptual framework for assessing the degree to which China's educational reforms are inclusive, equitable, and integrative across social categories and groups.

Private Education in Modern China

Author: Peng Deng
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275956394
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Explains the history of private schools in modern China, which are seen as a unique social institution as well as an important component of the country's educational reform movement.

The Impact and Transformation of Education Policy in China

Author: Tiedan Huang
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1780521863
Format: PDF
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This volume of the International Perspectives on Education and Society is the only book publishing research that traces the evolution of China's educational policy changes in the past three decades during which China experienced the greatest social-economic transformation; invites scholarship that examines a comprehensive set of variables at various levels of Chinese educational institutions; focuses on the intricacy of relationships among global and local contexts, educational policy transformations, and changes in the various aspects of schooling and the Chinese educational system.

Social Change in Contemporary China

Author: Wenfang Tang
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822973065
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Social Change in Contemporary China offers a wide-ranging examination of Chinese institutional change in areas of education, religion, health care, economics, labor, family, and local communities in the post-Mao era. Based on the pioneering work of sociologist C. K. Yang (1911–1999), and his institutional diffusion theory, the essays analyze and develop the theory as it applies to both public and private institutions. The interrelationship of these institutions composes what Yang termed the Chinese “system,” and affects nearly every aspect of life. Yang examined the influence of external factors on each institution, such as the influence of Westernization and Communism on family, and the impact of industrialization on rural markets. He also analyzed the impact of public opinion and past culture on institutions, therein revealing the circular nature of diffusion. Perhaps most significant are Yang's insights on the role of religion in Chinese society. Despite the common perception that China had no religion, he uncovers the influence of classical Confucianism as the basis for many ethical value systems, and follows its diffusion into state and kinship systems, as well as Taoism and Buddhism. Writing in the early years of Communism, Yang had little hard data with which to test his theories. The contributors to this volume expand upon Yang's groundbreaking approach and apply the model of diffusion to a rapidly evolving contemporary China, providing a window into an increasingly modern Chinese society and its institutions.

China s Education Development and Policy 1978 2008

Author: Xiulan Zhang
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004188150
Format: PDF, ePub
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China’s Education Development and Policy, 1978-2008 is translated from the original Chinese version and presents the current assessment of the changes to the educational system in China and how those changes have been perceived during the past thirty years.