The Balanced Development of Vocational Education: Case Study on Four Municipalities in China

Chengchen ZHU, Dequan ZHU


This paper aims to design an indication system, involving statistics originated from samples of the four Chinese municipalities (Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Chongqing). It illustrates current situations and predicament in the development of vocational education in China, and evaluates the balanced development of vocational education scientifically and objectively. The “vocational education balanced development index system” is used as an analysis tool and this paper adopts analytic hierarchy process (AHP), descriptions and inference statistics and questionnaires as research methods. The results show that in recent years, the general development of vocational education in four municipalities tends towards equilibrium. However, there is obvious degree difference in balance in different regions.


Vocational education; Regional balanced development; China

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