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Higher Education Reform in China: Beyond the Expansion by W. John Morgan, Bin Wu

By W. John Morgan, Bin Wu

A significant transformation of chinese language better schooling (HE) has taken position during the last decade – China has reshaped its greater schooling region from elite to mass schooling with the variety of graduates having quadrupled to 3 million a 12 months over six years. China is phenomenal between decrease source of revenue international locations in utilizing tertiary schooling as a improvement method on any such scale, aiming to enhance the standard of its graduates, and make HE on hand to as a lot of its electorate as attainable.

This e-book presents a serious exam the demanding situations to the improvement and sustainability of upper schooling in China: Can its universities stream from volume to caliber? How will such a lot of graduates locate jobs according to their expectancies? Can Britain and different western international locations proceed to learn from China’s schooling growth? What are the customers for collaboration in study? This e-book evaluates the clients for chinese language and international HE companies, regulators and different stakeholders. It introduces the most important adjustments in China’s HE programme because the Opening-Up coverage in 1978 and analyses the achievements and the demanding situations over the following 3 a long time. additionally, it sheds gentle on new reforms which are prone to occur sooner or later, quite end result of the ongoing overseas monetary crisis.

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9 million in 2003, respectively. The rapid increase in AHE enrolments has followed the increasing demand for HE, but likewise it is associated also with problems. It should be noted that most of the existing research on China’s HE focuses on, what may be described as conventional or regular HE (Putong Gaodeng Jiaoyu), with relatively little information available or analysis about Chinese AHE. The purpose of this chapter is to examine the provision of AHE at Chinese universities. It does this through a detailed case study of quality assurance and the status of AHE programmes in universities in the northern city of Taiyuan, Shanxi province.

Given the leading position of such provinces in terms of national economic development, higher education development needs cannot be met through local economic and social development, leaving a large space for central and local government to invest in and to develop the higher education sector. However, the exceptions are Henan and Ningxia, both of which are inland provinces that share a common feature in that their local economic performance and financial situations are far better than their higher education development status.

As more knowledge-based occupations locate in a country, the greater is the demand for more places to be created in universities for young people to gain qualifications before they enter the workforce. In addition, there is also more demand on the universities to make undergraduate education available to those people who are already in employment but who need to upgrade their knowledge. . Pressures are now being placed upon universities . . thus allowing an increased number of people opportunities to gain their undergraduate degrees later in life .

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