Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Full Access Implementing the National Curriculum Reform In China: A Review of the Decade

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Implementing the National Curriculum Reform In China: A Review of the Decade

  • PDF
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Frontiers of Education in China

In China, the eighth round of national curriculum reform (NCR) is the most serious, systematic, and ambitious attempt to transform the basic education curriculum system since 1949. Through a review of the contexts, processes and outcomes of the implementation of the NCR from 2001–2011, this paper provides a further discussion on three pairs of apparently conflicting aspects: policy borrowing or policy learning; revolution or evolution; success or failure. It enriches our understanding of the implementation of large-scale reform in a non-western context like China in the following ways: Firstly, the NCR is China’s reaction against as well as response to the requirements of the current era of globalization; secondly, the debates and setbacks during the implementation of the NCR are not necessarily destructive, and a more integrative view should be adopted by the NCR on the balance between tradition and innovation, between localized concerns and global perspectives; thirdly, it is not wise to make a rash judgment on the reform outcomes of the NCR, especially the invisible and profound cultural changes. All those who are concerned about the evaluation of the NCR may need to rethink and clarify their views and positions on the purpose of education.


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation