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Education and Society in China


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China’s economic rise has been breathtaking and unprecedented. Yet educational opportunities remain highly unequal. China has the essential ingredients to build a great system of education, but educational governance needs an overhaul if China is to realize its goal of dramatically boosting its technological output to world-class levels. As more work by established Chinese and overseas scholars becomes accessible in English to the larger global community, myths will be removed and replaced by more accurate and sophisticated analyses of China’s fascinatingly complex educational transformation. This series will provide highly analytical examinations of key issues in China’s education system.

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Critical Pedagogy in Hong Kong: Classroom Stories of Struggle and Hope

Critical Pedagogy in Hong Kong: Classroom Stories of Struggle and Hope

1st Edition

Carlos Soto
September 10, 2019

This book chronicles the author’s application of critical pedagogy in Hong Kong secondary schools serving students from working-class families of South Asian heritage, so-called ‘ethnic minorities’ in the local context. Soto used concepts such as banking pedagogy, generative themes, liberatory...

Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China: Control, Conformity and Contradiction

Social Changes and Yuwen Education in Post-Mao China: Control, Conformity and Contradiction

1st Edition

Min Tao
May 09, 2019

Inspired by the author’s observations of the language curriculum as a practising teacher for the past 20 years, this book addresses how the high school Chinese language and literacy (Yuwen) curriculum in China was controlled and directed in the post-Mao era. Examining the social and political...

Public Education Reform and Network Governance: Lessons From Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Schools

Public Education Reform and Network Governance: Lessons From Chinese State-Owned Enterprise Schools

1st Edition

Philip Wing Keung Chan
February 28, 2019

This book is located in the field of education governance and sits amidst debates on public school reform in China. It examines how a top-down policy approach has been implemented from central government right down to the district level within the public education system in China. It shows the way...

Student Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education: College students' experience in China

Student Learning and Development in Chinese Higher Education: College students' experience in China

1st Edition

Yuhao Cen
August 02, 2016

This book provides an essential source for higher education teachers and student affair professionals in China and around the globe, who seek to deepen their understanding of Chinese undergraduate students they work with so as to promote their learning and development. Drawn from interview data...

Family Strategies, Guanxi, and School Success in Rural China

Family Strategies, Guanxi, and School Success in Rural China

1st Edition

Ailei Xie
April 26, 2016

Research in school success in contemporary China has argued that market reforms have reproduced the advantages for children from the cadre and the professional families while simultaneously creating new opportunities for children of the new arising economic elites. However, it has performed less...

Re-envisioning Chinese Education: The meaning of person-making in a new age

Re-envisioning Chinese Education: The meaning of person-making in a new age

1st Edition

Guoping Zhao, Zongyi Deng
November 09, 2015

Maintaining education as a pedagogical space for human formation, this book is distinctive in looking at the crisis rather than the success of Chinese education. The editors and contributors, mostly overseas and mainland Chinese scholars, argue that modern Chinese education has been built upon a...

Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing: Migration, education, and policy in urban China

Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing: Migration, education, and policy in urban China

1st Edition

Myra Pong
October 24, 2014

Educating the Children of Migrant Workers in Beijing is a timely book that addresses the gap in the provision of basic education to migrant children in China. It examines the case of Beijing, with a focus on policy implementation at the municipal and district levels and its impacts on migrant...

School Choice in China: A different tale?

School Choice in China: A different tale?

1st Edition

Wu Xiaoxin
September 26, 2013

School Choice in China explores the major characteristics of schooling options in China, highlighting how largely middle-class parents exploit their cultural, economic and social capital for their children's admission into choice schools. It highlights how payments such as choice fees, donations,...

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