On the Horizon: Volume 20 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Educational innovations in China

Guest Editors: Gaoming Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jing Lei

Between a rock and a hard place: higher education reform and innovation in China

Gaoming Zhang, Yong Zhao, Jing Lei

Over the past few decades China's higher education has gone through dramatic growth and multiple rounds of reforms accompanied by a remarkable amount of financial investment, all


Striving for survival and success: Chinese private higher education in the twenty‐first century

Jing Lei

This general review paper aims to examine the special features of Chinese private higher education institutions (HEIs), discuss the challenges that Chinese private HEIs face, and


Policies and problems of online higher education in China: what we can learn from the development of “internet colleges”

Gaoming Zhang, Yong Zhao, Ning Li

The relatively short history of internet colleges in China offers a glimpse of the potential of online education in the country and also reveals many of the problems involved in


On joint‐programs in China – development, challenges and suggestions

Gao Cuiming, Yuhong Feng, Fiona Henderson

Since the 1980s, and especially after China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1991, international educational collaborations have developed in China. Spurred by

The changing face of international education in China

Jason Robinson, Xuan Guan

This paper aims to describe the growing popularity of international schools in China. Two types of international schools are discussed: independent international schools that only


Policy changes and educational reforms in China: decentralization and marketization

Yong Zhao, Wei Qiu

The purpose of this paper is to review the major systemic educational reforms that China has undertaken over the past three decades and analyze the reasons behind their different


Big moves to improve the quality of teacher education in China

Xue Han

This article aims to describe and discuss four major innovations to improve the quality of teacher education including preparation programs and professional development programs


Expansion of higher education and the employment crisis: policy innovations in China

Dan Wang, Dian Liu, Chun Lai

This paper aims to review policy innovations in China for addressing the graduate unemployment crisis that has been created by the expansion of higher education in the past decade.

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