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The Higher Educational Transformation of China and Its Global Implications

Authors Li, Yao Amber View this author's profile
Whalley, John
Zhang, Shunming
Zhao, Xiliang
Issue Date 2011
Source World economy , v. 34, (4), April 2011, p. 516-545
Summary This paper discusses the major transformation of higher education that has been under way in China since 1999 and evaluates its potential global implications. Reflecting China's commitment to continued high growth, this transformation focuses on major new resource commitments to tertiary education and significant changes in organisational form. All of these changes have already had large impacts on China's higher educational system and are beginning to be felt by the global educational structure. This focus on tertiary education differentiates the Chinese case from other countries who earlier at similar stages of development instead stressed primary and secondary education.
ISSN 0378-5920
Language English
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