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Scholarly Publications

Independent Reading in Rural China's Elementary Schools: A Mixed-Methods Analysis

September 2015

AbstractThere is consensus in the international literature that independent reading leads to improvements in both traditional and nontraditional academic outcomes.

Caregiver Attitudes, Parenting Behavior and Developmental Delays in Children Aged 18-30 Months: A Mixed Methods Analysis in Rural China

September 2015

AbstractThe absence of good parenting practices may affect children’s cognitive and motor development.  In this paper, we use a mixed-methods approach to explore the prevalence of childhood...

The Impact of Teacher Credentials on Student Achievement in China

September 2015

Teacher quality is an important factor in improving student achievement. As such, policymakers have constructed a number of different credentials to identify high quality teachers.

News

New York Times: China’s School Dropouts a Growing Concern for Economy in Transition

August 2017

Reuters/The New York Times write about REAP's research on early childhood development.

Stanford researchers partner with local government to bring vision care to rural China

December 2015

One simple action—placing eyeglasses on a nearsighted child’s face—can help that child to learn almost twice as much in a single school year.

Reuters: China's latest building binge—the education factory

October 2015

 In China's countryside, tracts of forests are being replaced with concrete as a new type of factory is being built: the education factory.

Events

Does Money Matter? Education Enrollment and Attainment in Rural China

March 11, 2016

In 2006, the Chinese Government introduced a massive block grant program for rural compulsory education, similar to that of Title I grant in the United States.

Human Capital and Labor Market of China

February 17, 2016

9:30-12:00 Session 1: Inequality of Human Capital and Labor Market OutcomesLocation: Goldman Conference Room, Encina Hall East (4th floor) The Health and Nutrition Roots of China's Human Capital...

Amita Chudgar on "Who teaches marginalized children, and what may explain these teacher distribution patterns? Analysis of data from Asia, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa"

May 27, 2015

In the final International Education Initiative seminar of the year, Amita Chudgar, Associate Professor of Educational Administration at Michigan State University and Visiting Scholar at the GSE,...

Projects

Assessing and Credentialing Vocational High Schools

 Problem Vocational high schools in China serve as an alternative to academic high school and typically provide two years of in-the-classroom training and a one-year, school-supervised, on-the-job...
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Learning Through Reading

Evaluating the Impact of Extracurricular Reading Programs on Student Learning Problem Reading is the heart of the education mission in most countries in the world.
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Increasing High School Matriculation

China has shown incredible progress in the last several decades in expanding access to education.
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Multimedia

Responsible Vocational Education

October 2015

Today there is a significant labor shortage in China.

Seeing is Learning: Vision Care for China's Rural Students

July 2014

Learn how the REAP team tested the vision of more than 30,000 children and passed out 10,000 pairs of glasses.

Welcome to the Annual REAP Trip!

July 2014

Learn what it's like to participate in the annual REAP trip - an unparalleled chance to see REAP in action and learn firsthand about China's ongoing development challenges.

People

Prashant Loyalka Center Fellow
Di Mo Postdoc Fellow
Xiaopeng Pang Affiliate
Linxiu Zhang Director, REAP-China
Johan Swinnen Affiliate
Thomas Glauben Affiliate
Sean Sylvia Affiliated Faculty
Xinxin Chen Affiliate
Chengfang Liu Program Manager, REAP-China
Xiangzhi Kong Affiliate
Renfu Luo Program Manager, REAP-China
Hongbin Li Affiliate