Democratization and Education in China

  • Jing Lin
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


This chapter first defines democratization and places it in the context of Chinese social and economic changes. Then it outlines some significant changes in China’s education system and identifies dilemmas and lack of changes in many aspects of the schooling process. It highlights the role of private education development in democratizing the education process in China. The chapter is based on the many field trips that the author has made to China in the latter part of the 1990s, visiting over 40 schools and observing many changes in the Chinese society.


Civil Society Public School Private School Private Education Rural Student 
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