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dc.contributor.authorZhou, Yan.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-21T12:36:45Z
dc.date.available2014-10-21T12:36:45Z
dc.date.issued1997en_US
dc.identifier.otherAAINQ24788en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/55530
dc.descriptionThis study examines the possibilities for and constraints on empowering university teachers in China during the transition period from a planned economy to a market economy. It focuses more specifically on the period between 1993 and 1995, the former being the year the government issued a comprehensive Program for Reform and Development of Education.en_US
dc.descriptionAn historical review of China's cultural and ideological traditions and of the role of scholars and intellectuals in selected periods provides the backdrop for the study. Drawing on interviews with teachers and administrators, this first-hand study reveals that when universities are driven primarily by market forces, strategic planning for academic development is replaced by priority on programs that yield quick financial returns, bringing increased opportunities to some university teachers and fewer to those with less marketable skills. This, combined with other issues, such as the centralized decision-making process, deteriorating social relationships on campus, and the low esteem in which teachers are held, serves to distract teachers from their commitment to teaching. The net result of all this has been a serious brain drain from university work.en_US
dc.descriptionThe study concludes that university teachers need to be empowered both economically and politically in order to become a more significant force in the reform of higher education and to play a greater public role for social progress in China.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 1997.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherDalhousie Universityen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.subjectEconomics, General.en_US
dc.subjectEducation, Higher.en_US
dc.titleEmpowering university teachers in China: Possibilities and constraints in the economic transition period.en_US
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dc.contributor.degreePh.D.en_US
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