Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development, Volume 2


Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development, Volume 2 is an English translation of selected articles from the 2013 Annual Report on Educational Development in China, produced by the 21st Century Education Development Research Academy in China.

In this volume, readers are brought up to date on the main educational issues and events of 2012. 2012, the second year since the Outline of China’s National Plan for Medium and Long Term Education Reform and Development 2010-2020 was implemented, witnessed the deepening of education reform in terms of promoting education equity and improving rural education and balanced development of compulsory education. This volume starts with a general report by Cheng Fangping and Yang Dongping that explains the new progress as well as barriers of education reform in 2012. Researchers and practitioners discuss the development and reform of rural schools, education for migrant workers’ children, impacts of educational resources on urban and rural children, new progress of higher education, among other topics in this volume.

Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development, Volume 2 informs the Western readers of the current educational development in policy, practice, and research in China.

Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development is a co-publication of Brill and Social Sciences Academic Press (China).

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Yang Dongping is professor of education at the Beijing Institute of Technology and president of the 21st Century Educational Development Research Academy.
International Advisory Board
Chen Yangbin, La Trobe University; Gregory P. Fairbrother, The Hong Kong Institute of Education; Gerard Postiglione, University of Hong Kong; Heidi Ross, Indiana University
"As a series of reports on the development of contemporary Chinese education, the book contains rich resources for researchers in the fields of comparative education, Chinese education and society. Those who have a general interest in the changes and development in contemporary China will also find the book highly informative and interesting." Limin Bai, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 17.1, June 2015
General Report: Reform of Education in China Stepping Forward with a Solid Pace and Going a Long Way
Cheng Fangping, Yang Dongping

Regional Features and New Issues on the Balanced Development of Compulsory Education
Wu Zunmin

Competition on the Transition of Primary School Graduates to Junior High Schools in Large Cities and Governance of Mathematical Olympiad Training
Li Xinling

An Investigation of Adjustment of School Mapping in Rural Areas
Wang Shuai

Research on the Learning and Life of Primary and Secondary Students in Rural Schools
Zhou Jinyan and Qi Xiang

Local Practices and Civilian Efforts on Revitalization of Small-Scale Schools in Rural Areas
Lü Chao

New Progress on Higher Education Reform
Yang Min

The Reform of Enabling Migrant Workers’ Children to Take the College Entrance Exam in the City Where Their Parents Work and Live Moving Forward
Xiong Bingqi

Beyond Rural and Urban Differences: Impact of Educational Resources and Family Resources on Children from Urban and Rural Areas
Han Jialing, Gao Yong, Zhang Yan, Han Chengming

From Shandong to Shanxi Province: A Reflection on the Reform of School Teaching in Primary and Middle Schools
Chai Chunqing

Non-Government Funded Education: Development Transition and Policy Innovation
Fang Jianfeng

Exploration on Building of Parents Committee in Primary and Middle Schools in Shandong Province
Lu Yongjian

A Survey on Specially-set-post Teachers in Rural Schools: Present Situation and Issues
Wang Guoming, Wang Xuenan, A Xia Re Ha Mo

A Report on Surveys of Sensitivity of Equality with Education Expressed by the Public in Some Major Cities of China for the Year 2012
Yang Min

An Analysis of Public Expenditures on Education in 2011
Zhou Ling

Top Ten News Reports on Education in 2012

A Collection of Topics of Chinese Composition Used in the College Entrance Examinations Administered in 2012

Wen Jiabao: Speech Delivered in Tsinghua University (Full Text)

The List of Winners of the Third Session of “Local Educational Institution Creativity Awards”

Why I Criticize the High School Affiliated to Renmin University of China
Yang Dongping

What do We Lack, How Shall We Face — Preface of “Textbook on Humanistic Literacy” Edited by Ma Xiaoping
Qian Liqun

My Ideal University
Liu Daoyu

Equal Opportunity for All Students
Tsinghua University Research Group

A Letter Written by Poet Hu Lanlan to Ministry of Education: Save those Children Kidnapped by Homework and Test Scores

Being Myself: Speech Made by a Middle School Student under the National Flag in Qidong Middle School, Jiangsu Province
All those interested in developments in education and education policy in China. Also an excellent primary source for examining how researchers, policy makers, and educators in China discuss and analyze educational issues confronting their country.
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