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Private schools in the People's Republic of China: Development, modalities and contradictions

Schulte, Barbara LU (2017) In Private schools and school choice in compulsory education. Global change and national challenge p.115-131
Abstract
Chinese private schools may come across as a contradictory phenomenon: why would an authoritarian and officially socialist government, that needs to rely on education as an instrument of national unification and ideological control, allow for private schools and profit-making in the educational sector? However, seen against the background of the far-reaching privatisation processes that have been shaping the Chinese economy and society since the 1990s, one might equally wonder why this seemingly all-pervading privatisation wave had for a long time stopped short of the educational realm. This chapter outlines the development, modalities, and contradictions of private schools in the People’s Republic of China.
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private schools, education, comparative education, privatisation
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Private schools and school choice in compulsory education. Global change and national challenge
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Koinzer, Thomas; Nikolai, Rita; Waldow, Florian; ; and
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115 - 131
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Springer
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978-3-658-17103-2
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