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Random Gleanings about Education in China


  • China has thousands of unlicensed and unregistered schools.
  • Public schools are considered the best schools.
  • ACE is the most popular form of Christian education in China.
  • More and more Chinese parents are concerned about the quality of education in China. This is one thing that is driving the influx of Chinese students into American high schools.
  • There are tens of thousands Chinese high school students in US private schools. It is quite possible that China's future leaders will emerge from this group.
  • Educational partnerships with Chinese schools are possible, but not easy.

Last week I had the privilege of attending a consultation on education in China, co-hosted by ChinaSource. Below are some random gleanings from a day of note-taking:

Here are some recent articles on education in China that shed light on Chinese education:

Duke's China Campus Approved (The New York Times)

China's 7 million recent graduates compete in toughest job market ever (NBC)

Global education lessons: China's mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap (Christian Science Monitor)

Chinese Educators Look to American Classrooms (The New York Times)

More students to study overseas (China Daily)

Seeking Edge in Academics, Chinese Spend Summer in U.S. (The New York Times)

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman

Joann Pittman is senior vice president of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs. Prior to joining ChinaSource, Joann spent 28 years working in China, as an English teacher, language student, program director, and cross-cultural trainer for organizations and businesses engaged in China. She has also taught Chinese at the University of Northwestern-St. Paul …View Full Bio

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