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Experiences, Issues, and Reflections of School-Enterprise Joint Training in Chinese Mainland under the Vision of PETOE Strategy: An Empirical Study Based on Small-N Cases

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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College Industry Partnerships Division Technical Session 3

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Hang Zhang Beihang University

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Hang Zhang is a Ph.D. student in Beihang University, Beijing, China. Hang Zhang also works as a lecturer in University For Science & Technology Beijing. She received her B.S. in English Linguistics from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in 2002, and M.S. in Higher Education from Guangxi Normal University in 2009. She studied as a visiting scholar in School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington,USA. Hang Zhang's academic and research interests include global comparative education, higher education administration and entrepreneurship education. She possesses rich teaching and training experiences in K-12 and higher education.

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Ming Li Beijing Foreign Studies University

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Ming Li is an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China. He received B.A. in Qingdao Agricultural University, M.Ed. in Shandong Normal University, and Ph.D. in Beihang University. From March 2013 to June 2013, he studied in School of Engineering Education at Purdue University as a visiting scholar. After obtaining the PhD title, he worked as a postdoctor at the Institute of Education, Tsinghua University. He is interested in higher education administration as well as engineering education. Now his research interest focuses on the quality assurance in higher education, particularly quality assurance in engineering education.

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The Plan for Educating and Training Outstanding Engineers Plan (PETOE) is one of the major reform projects initiated by the Ministry of Education of China, as well as one of the major initiatives to promote Chinese mainland transform from a “great power nation” of engineering education to a “powerful nation” of engineering education. From the perspective of global comparison, this research conducts an empirical study based on small-N cases of the practical experiences of school-enterprise joint training in Chinese mainland. The research indicates: during the implementation process of PETOE over the past decade, significant progresses have been made in establishing school-enterprise joint training mechanisms, reforming school-enterprise joint training models, establishing school-enterprise joint training organizations and improving school-enterprise joint training teachers; at the same time, some key issues appear, including how to deepen the connotation, how to create the benefits and how to sustainably develop school-enterprise joint training. In the context of promoting a new round of PETOE strategy, it is urgent to communicate and coordinate with relevant stakeholders such as policymakers, industry and business sectors, and institutions of higher learning, and take active and steady measures to jointly promote engineering education reform in Chinese mainland.

Zhang, H., & Li, M. (2020, June), Experiences, Issues, and Reflections of School-Enterprise Joint Training in Chinese Mainland under the Vision of PETOE Strategy: An Empirical Study Based on Small-N Cases Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34631

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