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...Country overview China is a country with over 5,000 years of history and a diverse and profound culture. It is a vast country with contrasting landscapes and terrains, a multiethnic and multilingual population, and varying levels...
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...The barriers faced by Chinese rural-urban migrants to access social services, particularly education, in host cities could help explain why the majority of migrants choose to leave their children behind. This paper proposes a theoretical...

Teaching Cultural Identity or National Unity? Education of Tibetans in China

Education and Minorities : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...Introduction Now part of the People’s Republic of China, Tibet has throughout much of its history been an independent Buddhist kingdom. Tibet covers approximately 12.5% of China’s land but Tibetans account for only 0.002% of its...

China: The Role of Independent Colleges in the Expanding Higher Education System

Education in East Asia

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

...Introduction In 2008, the number of students studying in higher education in China reached 29 million, representing a 23 per cent participation rate of the 18–22-year-olds (Ministry of Education, 1978–2009), increasing from the 9 per...

China: A socio-political perspective on the introduction and development of school music

The Origins and Foundations of Music Education : International Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Introduction: Socio-political contexts of traditional Chinese music education Traditional Chinese culture was isolated from the rest of the world by geography. Bordered by mountains to the west and by the sea...

‘I Want to Do the Best Job That I Can, So I Worry’: A Novice Principal in China Reflects on the Responsibility and Complexity of Leading an Urbanizing Rural School

Michael Cowie

Michael Cowie is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Edinburgh. A former headteacher, Michael was previously Co-Director of the Masters Programme in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Edinburgh and Director of the North of Scotland Headteacher Preparation Consortium, a partnership involving the universities of Aberdeen and Dundee and nine education authorities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Primary Leaders : International Perspectives

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Context Hunan province lies in the central southern part of China. Its capital city is Changsha, with a population of some 6.5 million people. The city of Changsha is situated within a municipal area that is also called...

Higher Education Reforms and Problems in China: Challenges from Globalization

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education : Theoretical, Strategic and Management Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Acknowledgement: This research is sponsored by the Educational Science Planning Committee of Jiangsu Province under the core project: A12006103. Introduction Under the imperative of globalization, Chinese higher...

The Role of English Language Teaching in University Internationalization in China

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education : Theoretical, Strategic and Management Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Book chapter

...Introduction The internationalization of higher education (HE) has made its presence felt in nearly every country in the world. As a result, many universities...

Earthquake in China

Education and Natural Disasters : Education as a Humanitarian Response

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...Introduction On 12 May 2008, a devastating earthquake of Magnitude 8 struck the regions of Sichuan, Gansu and Shaanxi Provinces in south-western China. The earthquake killed 88,000 people, injured 400,000, left five million homeless,...

Pedagogy in ELT

Xin-min Zheng

Xin-min Zheng is Professor at Shanghai International Studies University, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Chris Davison

Chris Davison is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Changing Pedagogy : Analysing ELT Teachers in China

Continuum, 2008

Book chapter

...Introduction In the previous chapter it was argued that to understand English language methodological change and its effects in the PRC, it is not sufficient to analyse the intended curriculum...