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Developing Community Education: A New Model of Community Colleges in Mainland China

  • Yi Leaf Zhang
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Abstract

The American community college model has been gradually adopted by other countries in the world. In recent years, for instance, a growing number of institutions with a title “community college” were established across mainland China. Different from higher professional and technical colleges, most of these community colleges were built upon a well-established system of Radio and Television Universities. This chapter provides an overview of this new model of community colleges in China, how it has been developed, and challenges and opportunities that these institutions are facing as they continue evolving.

Keywords

Community college China Radio and Television University Community education Lifelong learning 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Leadership and Policy StudiesUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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