EADM 498.3/892.3 — History and Administration of Education in China

This course traces major trends in Chinese educational development from ancient origins to contemporary socialist governance. The purpose of this course is to increase our understanding of how the political and cultural contexts influence the purposes, design, and operations of public education and school systems. The content is designed to provide a basis for further in-depth study of concepts and processes in educational settings within the People’s Republic of China and in Canada. The class will be conducted in a combined seminar and school visitation format, and will require students to participate in and lead discussions and activities on a regular and frequent basis. Given the comparative nature of this course, we welcome every opportunity for students to apply what they are reading and thinking about to their work contexts. We ask students to share these insights throughout the class.

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