Organization and Governance of Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) in China

US Department of Education Structure
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The idea for this final project came to me during our visit to Shaanxi Normal University.  Prior to this, at Beijing Normal University, Dr. Baocum gave us a presentation on comparative education detailing the history of Higher Education in China.  He spoke about the need for higher education reform in China, identifying the need for […]

Teaching and Learning in China

China in 12 days

 The 1995 article, From Teaching to Learning – A New Paradigm for Undergraduate Education by Robert Barr and John Tagg, served as a resource and the bases of many class discussions.  It describes the shift from “providing instruction- teaching to producing learning” (Barr & Tagg, pg. 13).  The traditional form of instruction is noted as […]

Secrets of the Dead

My cultural artifact is a statue of a Terracotta Warrior from the Qin Dynasty.  Qin Shi Huang was the first Emperor of China.  He was obsessed with immortality and when he died, he was in search of a potion to help him become immortal. Learning from Immersion and History I learned about the history of the […]

Debi Butler

Debi Butler

Nǐ haǒ.  That’s hello in Mandarin Chinese. I just learned that today.  My name is Debi Butler and this is my first year in the Ph.D. program in Higher Education at the W&M School of Education.  I am excited to participate in this course and eager to learn as much as possible in the twelve […]