journal6 ›› 2014, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (5): 93-96.DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1007-2985.2014.05.022

• Education and teaching • Previous Articles    

Problems in Sino-Foreign Cooperative Educational Projects and Countermeasures

 GONG  Yan-Xia   

  1.  (College of Foreign Language of Hunan University,Changsha 410082,China)
  • Online:2014-09-25 Published:2014-10-30

Abstract: In the past more than 10 years,unique styles of education have been formed and much experience has been accumulated in the Sino-foreign cooperative education projects conducted in the universities or colleges in Hunan province.However,with the development of higher education and the change of study abroad market,there are some problems affecting sustainable development of the projects,including the external and internal factors.The external factors include the decreasing number of college entrance exam candidates,the increasing college entrance rate of the country over the years and the more and more younger-age people going abroad and so on.The internal factors include the lower levels of foreign partners,the inferior quality of the admitted students,the less high quality courses from the foreign partners,the less specialized courses taught in English or bilingual and too much attention to exams in English language.Thus,on the one hand,it is necessary to make the projects fit the new situation,such as offering more specialized courses taught in English or bilingual and paying more attention to students’ communication  abilities.On the other hand,it is necessary to expand the projects for exchange students,and establish cooperative education institutions with the famous foreign universities in Hunan Province.

Key words: Sino-foreign cooperation;education projects;sustainable development, problems, countermeasures

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