The chapter provides an analysis of the key features of Maoist ideology and of related literature. It considers how Mao’s ultra-left social, cultural and educational ideology influenced the development of education in modern China. This is a fundamentally important historical issue and the chapter considers the considerable literature devoted to it. It shows that the transition in Chinese education from egalitarian ideology to public policy is important in ways other than for educational practice specifically.
W. John Morgan and Fengliang Li
Dan Liu and W. John Morgan
The chapter provides an extensive review of the literature on student choice of destination. This identifies push and pull factors influencing Chinese students’ decisions about the country of destination for overseas study. It shows also that in addition to push factors, largely concerned with general issues regarding the country of origin, and pull factors, concerned similarly with the country of destination, students’ personal capabilities and ‘influencing others’ in their personal and professional lives also play an important role in decision making.