Social Transformation And Private Education In China

Hardcover | October 1, 1999

byJing Lin

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Private schools resurfaced in China after 1978 when the Chinese government embarked on an economic reform for modernization. This book offers a comprehensive review of the development, characteristics, issues, and problems of private schools at primary, secondary and university levels, especially elite private schools for children of very wealthy families. Based on fieldwork at about 40 private and public schools in China, this study also critically examines social response and government reactions to private education development, and ends with reflections on its significance and future prospects, touching on issues concerning social equality, efficiency, public school reform, and democratization in China.

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Private schools resurfaced in China after 1978 when the Chinese government embarked on an economic reform for modernization. This book offers a comprehensive review of the development, characteristics, issues, and problems of private schools at primary, secondary and university levels, especially elite private schools for children of v...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 9.64 × 6.36 × 0.93 inPublished:October 1, 1999Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0275955907

ISBN - 13:9780275955908

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?[T]he book's greatest value lies in the thorough and rich use made of Chinese sources and the detailed insights this provides into the world of educational debate within China....probably the most thorough and up-to-date study yet to appear on the highly significant topic of private education in China. It opens up many questions that go far beyond education itself to the future shape of Chinese society, polity, and economy. It should be of wide interest to students scholars of comparative education, as well as those interested in contemporary China.??The Journal of Asian Studies