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Educational Governance in China


About this book


This book presents a comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of the educational governance reform trajectory and the latest issues in China, addressing several important topics such as administration, internal management, provision, enrollment, employment, financing, examinations, evaluation and quality assurance. In addition, this important and timely book discusses the educational system at all levels, from primary and secondary schools to colleges and universities, and each chapter ends with a discussion of the status quo, problems facing China and coping strategies for further reform. The past 68 years (1949-2016) have seen a sea change in social, economic, cultural, political and educational fields. Systematically describing the educational landscape in China, the book also reveals how the massive changes in China have shaped education, and how education has responded to the new demands placed on it.

Offering essential insights into educational reform in China, the book represents a valuable resource, especially for researchers and graduate students in the field of education.


Educational Governance Educational Quality Assurance School Leadership in China Educational Development and Reform Examination and Evaluation Comparative Educational System Examination System in China Students Enrollment System in China

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of EducationZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.China Academy of West Region DevelopmentZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

About the authors

Dr. Ming Yang is a Professor at the College of Education of Zhejiang University, China. In 1998 and 2005, he worked as a visiting scholar at Kiel University, Germany. His main focus is on theories of education and educational systems. He is the author of the works Educational System in China published in 2009 (in English), and in 2012 (in Italian). Further works include Government and Market: Research on Financial Policy of Higher Education (2007), Exam-Oriented and Quality-Oriented: Secondary Education in China over the Past 60 Years (2009), and Analysis of Educational Development Theory and Implementation Strategy (2010).

Hao Ni is Assistant Researcher at China Academy of West Region Development, Zhejiang University. He got his doctoral degree in international and comparative education from College of Education, Zhejiang University. He has served as an intern in UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, Thailand and spend one year in University of Wisconsin-Madison as a visiting scholar. His work has been published in journals such as Higher Education, Asia Pacific Education Review, International and Comparative Education, China Higher Education Research. His main research interests cover entrepreneurship in universities and comparative higher education.

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