Social Change and Educational Change

Toward an Interactive Approach
  • Ka-ho Kwok
Part of the Spotlight on China book series (SPOT)


Education, often seen as a means of ideological control and economic development, gains socio-political importance in transitional societies. This chapter reviews the literature on planned education reform and transitional societies, before introducing five major theories of social change – structural-functionalism, conflict theory, globalization, democratization, and game theory – to help explain the impact of changing social structures, technology, economics, and international factors on education reform.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ka-ho Kwok
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  1. 1.Sun Fong Chung CollegeHong Kong

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