This collection of articles selected from
Blue Book of Chinese Education 2015 published in Chinese reviews the condition of China’s education development in 2014. The wide range of topics covered in this volume fall under two major themes: reform and equity. Chapters on reform focus on the college entrance exam (“
Gaokao”), secondary vocational education, senior high school education, provincially and locally-funded colleges, private universities and junior high school admissions policies. Chapters in the second half of the book provide readers with an in-depth account of efforts made to improve equity in special and early childhood education, study-abroad preparation classes, and rural education. The appendix includes a report of budgetary expenditure on education and chronology of major events.
YANG Dongping is Professor and Director of Graduate School of Education at the Beijing Institute of Technology, and President of the 21st Century Education Research Institute. He has published extensively in education, including
General Education Theory which was published by Liaoning Education Press in 1989. YANG Min is Professor at the 21st Century Education Research Institute. HUANG Shengli is Executive Director of the 21st Century Education Research Institute.
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