The Gaokao: History, Reform, and Rising International Significance of China’s National College Entrance Examination

For more almost 9.5 million rising high school graduates across China, the gaokao, a three-day, high-stakes college entrance exam, has a life-long impact. Results determine student placement or exclusion from top-tier schools, as well as the ability to gain access to a higher rung of the social ladder.

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Education in China

by Rachel Michael, Credential Evaluator and Mini Gu, Area Specialist Introduction With a population of almost 1.4 billion and a burgeoning middle class, China sends more students abroad than any other country in the world. Around 460,000 Chinese nationals were

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Admitting Chinese Undergraduates

By WES Staff VIEW UPCOMING FREE WEBINAR: EDUCATION IN CHINA   Over the last four years there has been a dramatic explosion in the number of Chinese undergraduate students studying at U.S. universities and colleges. Between 2009 and 2010 alone

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Chinese Students’ International Study: Factors Feeding the Decision Process

By Ann White, director, Hong Kong-China, the Institute of International Education VIEW WEBINAR ARCHIVE: EDUCATION IN CHINA For several years, China has clearly been on course to regain its position as the top source of international students for U.S. institutions

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