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Mission of Center

We seek to contribute to a better understanding of education development in China and to strengthen education relationship between the United States and China.


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What We Do

Research and Development

Mostly through the research & development projects of the faculty and researchers at Teachers College Columbia University and their collaborators, the Center on Chinese Education seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of educational development and policies in China.  The current projects sponsored by the Center on Chinese Education are briefly described in the following.

 

Improving education for children of migrant workers:  This project examines alternative policies for improving the financing and quality of basic education for children of migrant workers in urban China, including Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou.  It involves the collaboration of faculty and students from Teachers College Columbia University, Beijing Normal University, Shanghai University of Science and Technology, and South China Normal University.

 

Expanding lifelong education for migrant workers:  This project examines alternative models of expanding lifelong education opportunities for migrant workers in China.  It involves the collaboration of faculty and students from East China Normal University, Peking University, and Teachers College Columbia University.

 

Financing of compulsory education:  This project examines alternative policies for strengthening the financing of and equalization in compulsory education in China.  It involves the collaboration of faculty and students from Teachers College Columbia University and Peking University.

 

World Class Universities:  This project examines the concept of a world-class university and evaluates alternative quantitative schemes for ranking universities.  It is conducted by faculty and students of Teachers College Columbia University.

 

Internationalization of Research Universities:  This project examines internationalization trends in research universities in China and explores alternative policies for promoting internationalization in these universities.  It involves the collaboration of faculty and students of Teachers College Columbia University, Sun Yat-Sen University, and Peking University.

 

Expanding access to college education for female students:  This project examines alternatives for expanding access to college education for female students from minority and poor backgrounds, in Yunnan Province.  Currently, through the Tsai Yen-Ping Scholarships, the project provides full financial support to such students in two minority counties (Ning-Lang Yi-Minority Autonomous County and Xi-Meng Wa-Minority Autonomous County) in Yunnan to receive undergraduate education at Yunnan Normal University.