Educational Development in Western China

Towards Quality and Equity

  • John Chi-Kin Lee
  • Zeyuan Yu
  • Xianhan Huang
  • Edmond Hau-Fai Law

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. John Chi-Kin Lee, Zeyuan Yu, Xianhan Huang, Edmond Hau-Fai Law
    Pages 1-20
  3. Stephen A. Bahry
    Pages 37-76
  4. Yanbi Hong
    Pages 77-96
  5. Timothy A. Grose
    Pages 163-175
  6. Eric Johnson, Ma Fu, Bob Adamson
    Pages 177-189
  7. Daguo Li, Xiaorong Zhang, Viv Edwards
    Pages 191-215
  8. Mary Ann Maslak
    Pages 217-232
  9. Xianhan Huang, John Chi-Kin Lee, Zhonghua Zhang, Jian Wang
    Pages 261-275
  10. Xiaoping Yang, Min Li, Shanan Wang
    Pages 277-300
  11. Meng Deng, Kim Fong Poon-Mcbrayer
    Pages 301-309
  12. Manhong Lai, Linlin Li, Ping Du
    Pages 311-324

About this book


In 2000, the “Western Development” plan of the Chinese Mainland attracted attention of educators and policy makers. Around that period, the Chinese government also launched large scale and systemic curriculum reforms in basic education and secondary education in achieving quality education across the vast country. Despite significant progress that has been made in educational investments and attainments in China, issues of quality and regional disparities across China remain, especially in the less developed, western part of China where the significance of ethnic diversity, urban-rural disparity and variations in school development exists. In addition, there have been entrenched problems of teacher and teaching quality, resources inadequacy and ‘left-behind’ children. Written by a group of Chinese and international scholars, the book provides an updated analysis and discussion of educational development and related issues in the less developed part of Western China. These chapters cover broad contextual issues of educational development and reforms, issues of quality and equality in different sectors of education, as well as curriculum implementation, teaching innovations and professional development of teachers.


China Quality Educational Development Equity Regional balance

Editors and affiliations

  • John Chi-Kin Lee
    • 1
  • Zeyuan Yu
    • 2
  • Xianhan Huang
    • 3
  • Edmond Hau-Fai Law
    • 4
  1. 1.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongChina
  2. 2.Southwest UniversityChongqingChina
  3. 3.The University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  4. 4.The Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongChina

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