Mun C. Tsang
"Intergovernmental grants for financial compulsory education in China" (Harvard China Review).
"Education and national development in China since 1949: Oscillating policies and enduring dilemmas" (China Review).
"Financial reform of basic education in China" (Economics of Education Review).
"Cost analysis of educational inclusion of marginalized population" (UNESCO).
"School Choice in the People Republic of China" (book chapter, Teachers College Press).
Economic analysis of education policy (Education Science Press.)
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
M.S., Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, Economics of Education,
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Educational Development and Reform in
Education Costs and Policy Analysis in Education
Education and Economic Development
AWARDS AND HONORS (year, source)Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (Third Term, 4/2012-3/2015, Ministry of Education, China)
Honorary Professor, Yunnan Normal University (since 2012)
International Scholar for Excellent Contributions to Chinese Education Development (2010, Chinese Education Society and Association of Non-government Education in China)
Honorary Professor, South China Normal University (since 2009)
Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (Second Term, 4/2009-3/2012, Ministry of Education, China)
Honorary Professor, Beijing Normal University (since 2007)
Changjiang Professor of Economics of Education, Peking University, China (First Term, 4/2006-3/2009, Ministry of Education, China)
The Richard Swanson Excellence in Research Award (2005, from the
Education Award for Education Projects to Alleviate Poverty (2005, from
Senior Advisor for Education Development in
Honorary President, Education and Economics
ITSF 4090: Issues and institutions in international educational development
This course explores theoretical approaches to the study of education in international development and uses these approaches to consider current topics and debates in the fields of international and comparative education. This course also introduces students to institutions involved with educational development in diverse global settings, such as the United Nations and the World Bank. This course is also offered at the doctoral level (ITSF 6581).
ITSF 4094: Educational planning in international educational development
The course explores educational planning and policy analysis in developing countries. A special focus is placed on aid effectiveness, aid modalities, and the aid architecture in countries where educational reforms are sometimes funded by multilateral organizations, development banks, and non-governmental organizations. Critical issues, such as global benchmarking, target setting, and monitoring by the World Bank, OECD, and other international organizations are examined. Students learn about current debates and controversies in international educational development and reflect on the impact of externally funded projects on educational planning and reform in developing countries.
EDPE 4097: International and comparative studies in educational finance
Educational finance in international settings. Financing role of international development agencies. International and comparative studies in educational finance.
ITSF 4098: Educational Development and Policies in China
Historical and national development contexts of educational development in China. Key policy issues in education by level and across levels.
ITSF 4902: Research Independent Study:International Transcultural
Research Independent Study:International Transcultural
ITSF 5430: Internship
Permission required. Supervised experiences in diverse settings designed to develop skills in research, development, planning, and evaluation.
ITSF 6590: Doctoral seminar in international and transcultural studies
Permission required. Presentation of research in progress and examination of professional roles.
ITSF 6902: Studies in international and transcultural studies
ITSF 8900: Dissertation advisement in international and transcultural studies
Individual advisement on doctoral dissertations. Fee to equal 3 points at current tuition rate for each term. For requirements, see section in catalog on Continuous Registration for Ed.D./Ph.D. degrees.
Centers and Projects
The Center on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University (CoCE) is aimed at contributing to a better understanding of education in China and to educational exchange between the United States and China. It seeks to achieve this mission through three categories of activities: research and development, education and training, as well as outreach and exchange. These activities will draw upon the historically special relationship between Chinese education and Teachers College, the interests and expertise of the faculty at Teachers College, as well as expertise and resources outside of Teachers College. Major funding for the Center's activities is provided by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.