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The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators enables countries to see themselves in the light of other countries’ performance.
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Many strengths are apparent in the Chinese system for vocational education and training in upper secondary schools. The strengths include: The establishment of 9 year schooling with almost all children in China now completing lower secondary education.
Like many countries, China faces the dilemma of expanding its tertiary education system within a tight fiscal constraint. Challenges in China include the unprecedented scale in student numbers and the rapidly rising aspirations of students and parents for upward social mobility through education.
Programme for Co-operation with Non-Member Economies - co-operation with China
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This Country Note on China forms part of the OECD Thematic Review of Tertiary Education. This is a collaborative project to assist countries in the design and implementation of tertiary education policies which contribute to the realisation of their social and economic objectives.
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This Country Background Report for the P.R of China was prepared by the National Center for Education Development Research of the Ministry of Education of the P.R. of China as an input to the OECD Thematic review of Tertiary Education.
As a follow-up to recommendations from the two reviews on China which had an important impact on legislation and policy development in the sector, the OECD is aiming to strengthen the research on tertiary education
This seminar included workshops: mobilising and using diverse sources of funding; labour market and the development of higher education, and the role of higher education in strategies for regional development.