Title

From state control to governance : decentralization and higher education in Guangdong, China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Review of Education

Publication Date

3-1-2001

Volume

47

Issue

1/2

First Page

123

Last Page

149

Publisher

Springer Netherlands

Abstract

In China there has been a strong trend to diversification and decentralization of higher education in the post-Mao period. This paper examines how the policy of decentralization has affected the governance of universities in Guangdong. More specifically, the paper focuses on reform of the financing and management structure, the merging of universities, and joint development programmes to enhance competitiveness. Despite these changes, the state's role as a regulator and overall service coordinator has been strengthened rather than weakened under the policy of decentralization. This paper not only examines the recent developments in Guangdong's higher education but also analyses such developments in light of the global trend towards decentralization in educational governance.

DOI

10.1023/A:1017517125663

Print ISSN

00208566

E-ISSN

15730638

Publisher Statement

Copyright © Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Mok, Ka-Ho Joshua (2001). From state control to governance: Decentralization and higher education in Guangdong, China. International Review of Education / Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 47(1/2), 123-149. doi: 10.1023/A:1017517125663

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