EdWeek in China

Across the United States, political leaders, business executives, and educators have grown increasingly curious about China, and how the Asian nation's economic growth and modernization is tied to schools.

In this series, Education Week examines education in China today, the classroom strategies at work in schools, and the strengths and weakness Chinese educators and others see in their education system.

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Asian Equation: Student Moments in China
Photos by Sevans, June 5, 2007 Take a look at student life in China.
China: Spaces
Photos by Sevans, June 20, 2007 While traveling for a story about science and math curriculum and teaching, Education Week photographer Sarah Evans explored the idea of space and people in China.

From middle-class urbanites to migrant workers, an increasingly diverse cross section of Chinese families is turning to private schools.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week

Public schools in cities often charge higher fees to students from rural areas.
June 20, 2007 – Education Week

Teaching is one of the most stable and respected careers in China, but changes to the society and the education system are putting new pressures on teachers.
June 13, 2007 – Education Week

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In Perspective
Asian Equation
Chinese leaders are redesigning the way students are taught math and science so the younger generation will be prepared to help a changing society move forward.
June 6, 2007 – Education Week

East meets West every day in the principal’s office at Jindao Middle School.
April 16, 2007 – Education Week (Web)

Every time a teenager in the United States receives permission to study abroad in China, that fortunate Western soul would be advised to pay proper tribute to one of this city’s native sons—a cross-cultural pioneer named Yung Wing
April 10, 2007 – Education Week (Web)

Hundreds of teenagers stood quietly in the massive school courtyard on a chilly spring morning, in perfectly straight rows, evenly spaced.
April 6, 2007 – Education Week (Web)

I’d spent the all day in the offices of China’s top curriculum agency, asking some of the nation’s leading school mathematics and science experts about their work. Now, it was their turn.
April 3, 2007 – Education Week (Web)

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