Curriculum reform and ‘Quality Education’ in China: An overview
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 29, Number 3 ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This paper provides an overview of Chinese government attempts to promote a revised school curriculum reflecting a more holistic approach to education under the banner of suzhi jiaoyu (“quality education”), and positions the policies in the Chinese historical, educational, social and economic context. While the push has inspired innovative reforms in a number of schools and met with considerable in-principal support, on a wider scale implementation of the reforms is hampered by insufficient resources, conceptual ambiguity and conservative resistance. The goals of the new curriculum are still not reflected in the examinations and frequently conflict with teacher, student and parental goals in a society where examination outcomes have life long consequences.
Dello-Iacovo, B. Curriculum reform and ‘Quality Education’ in China: An overview. International Journal of Educational Development, 29(3), 241-249. Elsevier Ltd.