Chinese Voices Project: Education
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The Growing Pains of China's Universities
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Much is made these days of the rapid development of China's premier universities. Some students, however, have their doubts.
Tutoring for the College Entrance Exam
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Much of a middle-class Beijing kid's life these
days is devoted to preparing, in one way or another, for the national college
entrance exam, often with the help of private tutors.
Textbooks: An Unaffordable
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Given that the average textbook costs the equivalent
of a full week's living expenses, it's no surprise that many university students
avail themselves of local photocopy shops instead.
Salary Woes at China's
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Although Beida faculty make a lot more than
they did in the days when intellectuals were labelled as the "stinking ninth
category," a Professor's blog entry has called renewed attention to the continued
under-funding of education at every level in China.
Reclaiming the Mother
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Chinese children are doing fine in English,
but their Chinese is going to pot. Does it really matter?
Lights Out Time at
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At Peking University, lights go off at midnight
to save energy, but students don't necessarily sleep.
Sea Turtles and Kelp
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Chinese students returning home after studying
abroad are finding it more difficult than it once was to leverage their overseas
training into a well-paying job.