Upper secondary education in mainland China (China, hereafter) experienced a dramatic expansion during the period of 1980–2010. China is an illuminating case for analyzing the expansion of upper secondary education. This is not only because China’s upper secondary education has undergone a transformation from elite, mass, and universal form for the last thirty years amid the rapid economic development since the economic reform in 1978. This study mainly adopts the functionalism perspective to interpret China’s expansion of upper secondary education.
|Title of host publication||High School for All in East Asia: Comparing Experiences|
|Editors||Shinichi AIZAWA, Mei KAGAWA, Jeremy RAPPLEYE|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2018|
|Name||Routledge Studies in Education and Society in Asia|