China’s Continuing Education in the Context of Economic Globalization

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Title: China’s Continuing Education in the Context of Economic Globalization
Author: Dongcheng, Hu
Abstract: The economic globalization has provided a new drive to the development of the continuing education. With the strong support and promotion from the Chinese government, the continuing education in China has evolved into a new age with new contents, new approaches, new methods, and new achievements with tremendous vigor and vitality. The paper firstly analyzed both the internal and the external environments of Chinese continuing education under the context of economic globalization, and pointed out the opportunities as well as challenges of continuing education in China. Then the paper elaborated on the current status and characters of continuing education in China, and took a detailed discussion on the innovative efforts made in the continuing education by both the Chinese government and a variety of social organizations, enterprises, industries, colleges and universities.
Description: This presentation was part of the session : Expanding Programmatic and Geographic Boundaries in CEE IACEE 11th World Conference on Continuing Engineering Education Professor Hu Dongcheng graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tsinghua University in 1970. He joined the faculty of the Department of Automation in THU after graduation. From 1994 to 1996, he was the department dean and the director of the post-doctoral center of the discipline of automatic control in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University. From 1999 to 2004, Prof. Hu was the Vice President of Tsinghua University. From 2004 on, he serves as the Vice Chairman of the University Council and the Vice Chairman of the Academic Committee in Tsinghua University respectively. From 1998 till Now, he also serves as the Dean of the School of Continuing Education, Tsinghua University. Moreover, he is currently the Vice Chairman of the China Association for Continuing Engineering Education; the Vice Director of the Experts Steering Committee of Knowledge-updating Project for Professional and Technical Personnel of Ministry of Personnel; the Vice Director of the Steering Committee of Cultural Essence Education in Colleges and Universities of Ministry of Education, etc.
Type: Presentation
Date: 2008-05-21
Contributor: Georgia Institute of Technology. Distance Learning and Professional Education
International Association for Continuing Engineering Education
Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)
Relation: WCCEE08. Marketplace
Publisher: Georgia Institute of Technology
Subject: Continuing education
Economic globalization
International training

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