About Edward Vickers

Dr Edward Vickers is Professor of Comparative Education at Kyushu University, Japan, co-author of ‘Education and Society in Post-Mao China’ (2017) and a coordinating lead author of the UNESCO report ‘Rethinking Schooling for the 21st Century’ (2017).

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At what price success? Lessons in education from post-Mao China

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When it is hard to identify and measure the aspects of schooling that are truly important for success, the drive to meritocratic fundamentalism in modern China needs a closer look, writes Edward Vickers Debate on education policy in the West today is underscored by two unshakeable assumptions. First, that educational success is readily measurable through […]