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In 2015, three economies in China participated in the OECD Programme for International Student Assessment, or PISA, for the first time: Beijing, a municipality, Jiangsu, a province on the eastern coast of the country, and Guangdong, a southern coastal province. Shanghai, which, like Beijing, is also a Chinese megacity of over 20 million people, has participated in PISA since 2009.
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Teachers in Shanghai (China) hold strong constructivist beliefs and actively participate in professional collaboration.
This blog post by Andreas Schleicher describes the challenges for teachers teaching in rural China, as witnessed by Mr. Schleicher in October, 2013.
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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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China,VET,Learning for Jobs,OECD Reviews of Vocational Education and Training,
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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.
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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.