Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Isomorphic Analysis of Independent College Evolution in Jiangsu and Zhejiang, China, 1999-2005
by Li, Jun, Ed.D., Frostburg State University, 2017, 183; 10600128
Abstract (Summary)

Many studies have examined private higher education in China as a roughly whole since 1978, or treated the most significant sector of China’s private higher education system, the independent college, as a transient phenomenon, while its development has led to a constant progression of private higher education since the late 1990s. This paper adopted the theory of institutional isomorphism and explored how intertwined coercive, mimetic, and normative forces rooted in a dynamic socioeconomic, political, and cultural context shaped the evolution of the independent college in Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces in China from 1999 to 2005. The study amplified the progression of the independent college as well as private higher education through a systematic lens, and provided profound examination of this complex social progress that pulled and pushed this evolution of the independent college.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Childs, William P.
Commitee: Bowman, John F., Thompson, Glenn E., Ye, Lily
School: Frostburg State University
Department: Educational Professions
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Educational sociology, Asian Studies, Education Policy, Education history
Keywords: Evolution, Independent college, Institutional isomorphism
Publication Number: 10600128
ISBN: 978-0-355-13162-8
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