International Series

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. Join the related discussion, “American Creativity vs. Chinese Skills.”

IN THE GREEN: A student runs in a courtyard at the Yung Wing School in Zhuhai, a state-owned school run by a real estate company.
IN THE GREEN: A student runs in a courtyard at the Yung Wing School in Zhuhai, a state-owned school run by a real estate company.
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School Choice & Charters Free Market Spurs Diverse Offerings of Private Schools
From middle-class urbanites to migrant workers, an increasingly diverse cross section of Chinese families is turning to private schools.
Sean Cavanagh, June 19, 2007
5 min read
HIGH GOALS: Students walk to their on-campus dorm rooms after classes at the Zhuhai Experimental High School. As its name implies, the public school tries to offer innovative lessons along with the national curriculum.
HIGH GOALS: Students walk to their on-campus dorm rooms after classes at the Zhuhai Experimental High School. As its name implies, the public school tries to offer innovative lessons along with the national curriculum.
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School Choice & Charters Chinese Migrants Rely on Private Institutions to Educate Children
Public schools in cities often charge higher fees to students from rural areas.
Sean Cavanagh, June 19, 2007
9 min read
Teaching Profession Teaching Viewed as Stable and Respectable Profession
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.
Sean Cavanagh, June 12, 2007
9 min read
Science 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.
Sean Cavanagh, June 5, 2007
13 min read
International Cultural Exchange Experience Informs Chinese Principal’s View of Education
East meets West every day in the principal’s office at Jindao Middle School.
Sean Cavanagh, April 16, 2007
5 min read
International Favorite Son Pioneered Chinese Study-Abroad Programs
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
Sean Cavanagh, April 10, 2007
5 min read
The daily routine at the Beijing Fourth Secondary School includes eye exercises to help students relax and improve their vision.
The daily routine at the Beijing Fourth Secondary School includes eye exercises to help students relax and improve their vision.
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International At Elite School in China, Day Begins with Eye Exercises, Jumping Jacks
Hundreds of teenagers stood quietly in the massive school courtyard on a chilly spring morning, in perfectly straight rows, evenly spaced.
Sean Cavanagh, April 6, 2007
4 min read
The People's Education Press building is the central agency established by Mao Zedong in 1950 to research, write, and publish curriculum and teaching materials for schools across China.
The People's Education Press building is the central agency established by Mao Zedong in 1950 to research, write, and publish curriculum and teaching materials for schools across China.
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Mathematics Chinese Hosts Turn Tables on Ed Week Reporter
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.
Sean Cavanagh, April 3, 2007
6 min read