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Title: The shrinking China's textile education : the notion of desectorisation in educational administration
Authors: Li, SW
Keywords: Method
Wool fibre
Environmentally friendly
Issue Date: 2002
Source: IFFTI International Conference 2002 : Fashion and Textiles : the New Frontiers : Design, Technology and Business : 7-9 November 2002, Hong Kong, p. 819-827 How to cite?
Abstract: China has ever had the largest textile higher education in the world. However the scale has been decreasing since the late 1990s. The removal of the textile labels from the textile-specialised higher institutions reveals a general diminishing trend of specialised higher education in China over the reform period. This article aims to explore the reasons behind the changes in textile higher education in the broader context of educational administration. The Communist China runs a hugh bureaucracy that is characterised by centralised planning and administrative control of much of the nation's economic activities. As part of the bureaucracy, the higher education structure was largely determined by the administrative system. The establishment of the central ministerial management system legitimated the existence of the 'textile system' accommodating the specialised higher education institutions. Structural reform in higher education, especially the introduction of 'de-sectorisation', since the mid-1980s has significant effect in changing the relationship of the textile-specialised higher education institutions with the other actors (such as the state and enterprises) and eventually redefining their academic identities.
ISBN: 9623673515, 9789623673518
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