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Truths and Half Truths by Haitian Lu, Ferdinand Gul

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Educational developments and challenges

Abstract:

While international attention has been focused on China’s economic success, less is known about the development and challenges of China’s education sector since reform. Although China has made great progress in achieving the goal of making nine years of compulsory education available to all children and higher education accessible to the masses, a number of socioeconomic problems related to education reforms still exist. These include gender imbalances in educational opportunities, ethnic minority and migrant children’s education, an overall decline in education quality and ethics, and graduate unemployment. Collectively, these problems impose enormous pressure on the success of Chinese educational ...

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