Education In China

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The globalization of the world economy has had an amazing impact on all nations over the last 20 years. The change has not only in the expansion of finance and trade, but also literally in every area of both public and private life, especially Education. Due to the influence and changes that globalization has fostered, education in China has entered a historical transition of its own. The transformative power of globalization has not only changed economics and politics around the globe, but with interconnectedness of this worldwide system, it has also brought huge challenges and opportunities to high school students in China.
Objective of the Paper The real great leap forward for China was not the failed economic and social transformation
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The result was that a number of studies were conducted in China placing education now at the top of the list of priorities. Now education in China was regarded as the security to bring China into modern super-power status. In the first set of Chinese educational law reforms, in 1985, the Department of Education specified that education is the foundation of a modern and prosperous socialist society. The new laws ensured that education would be regarded as at the top of the governmental food chain. The low amounts of funding and long delays would be a thing of the past (Altbach & Knight, 2007). The reforms that were instituted by the Chinese government to meet the global challenge was built on many of the ideals, such as harmony, openness and unity from the theory of pansophism. Reorientation in Chinese education is based on the three basic precepts that the government hoped would aim at making China more competitive in the global marketplace. The first major emphasis of reorientation was to outline a system of education that encouraged and supported life-long learning. The Chinese government came to the understanding that technology and economics never stop changing and that students should never stop learning. The second major point of reorientation was to employ education as the means of putting millions of competent people in place to boost…show more content…
Therefore, it can be stated that because of the transforming power of globalization, reorientation of education has become the basis for educational changes in curriculum, a major shift in the manner in which education is delivered to China's massive numbers of students preparing to work within the highly technological world of globalization (Wing-Wah, 2007).
Lessons for Future Practice China has put all the essential elements into place that could, if adhered to, make China's educational practices second to none. Nevertheless, though China has had an amazing amount of success in the nation's educational policies, there are still several areas that need further development. Perhaps the greatest weakness of the Chinese political and educational systems is that the spirit of change is willing to investigate reform and even pass laws to make it happen. Yet, it seems that often the governmental flesh is weak in its actual carrying out of its new policy.
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