Education in China: A Transition toward Student-Centered Instruction

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Abstract

The article examines a new method of working with gifted children at schools in China, based upon the principle of student-centeredness. It describes the opportunities given to gifted children in this country, the nature of educational strategies for such learners and methods of their selection. It notes interesting experience of intercrossing of educational methods of China and the USA. It also analyzes the unity and differences between methods of education of gifted learners in China and the United States, shows several new tendencies which now manifest in Chinese educational institutions.

General Information

Keywords: education of the gifted, educational strategies, gifted learners, selection methods

Journal rubric: Psychology of Giftedness

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Schroth S.T., Helfer J.A., Beck D.L., Latshaw K.M., Bahr Z.A. Education in China: A Transition toward Student-Centered Instruction. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2011. Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 80–86. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Stephen T. Schroth, assistant professor, chair of educational studies, Knox College, Galesburg, Galesburg, USA, e-mail: sschroth@knox.edu

Jason A. Helfer, Associate Professor, chair of educational studies, Knox College; Co-Chair, Department of educational studies, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Galesburg, USA, e-mail: helfer@knox.edu

Diana L. Beck, professor, chair of educational studies, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Galesburg, USA, e-mail: dbeck@knox.edu

Katherine M. Latshaw, student, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Galesburg, USA

Zachary A. Bahr, student, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, Galesburg, USA