Creativity and Education in China: Paradox and Possibilities for an Era of Accountability

1st Edition

Carol A. Mullen

Routledge
Published March 16, 2017
Reference - 184 Pages - 12 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138954564 - CAT# Y205113
Series: Kappa Delta Pi Co-Publications

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Summary

Published with Kappa Delta Pi, Creativity and Education in China takes readers on a journey through research-supported ideas and practical examples of creative and innovative schooling within a changing regime. Analyzing the consequences of exam-centric accountability on the creative and critical capacities of Chinese students, author Carol A. Mullen’s dynamic portrait of a country serves as both a cautionary tale and an inspiring example to emulate. Examining creative endeavors and breakthroughs within a competitive, globalized educational landscape, the chapters are organized around environmental and global issues impacting education, expressions of creativity within pre-K–12 schools in China, and creative innovation in higher education learning environments. Presenting captivating cases from the field, the book offers novel approaches to fostering creativity as a natural, integrated part of high-stakes education systems in Eastern and Western cultures alike.

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