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New regulations for international school development in China By Richard Gaskell

On 8th July 2019, the Chinese government issued an important document; its first which focuses on reform and teaching during the compulsory stage of education (grades 1-9).  

The document, titled ‘Opinions of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council on Deepening the Reform of Education and Teaching and Improving the Quality of Compulsory Education’, applies to any school teaching Chinese nationals, including the international Chinese-owned Private Schools in China (iCPS).

The document suggests a desire to improve education in all schools and also responds to the increasing popularity for China’s private education sector. For schools and investors considering or a part of the iCPS sector of the market, there are two articles within the document worth reading (article 16: curriculum provision, and article 17: admissions and enrolment). Crucial details from the ‘Opinions’ document and explanations are now included in the 2019 China report from ISC Research which includes a comprehensive overview of the government intentions as well as detailed sections on the education policy and new legislation impacting international school development in China. 

The report also includes latest market trends from ISC Research on international education in China include data from the 2018-2019 school year. They show that the international private schools market in China has grown substantially due to an increasing demand from Chinese parents for an international, bilingual approach to learning for their children. As the 2018-2019 academic year came to a close, 372,000 children in China were enrolled in an international style of education and 66% of these children were Chinese nationals attending the international Chinese-owned private schools (iCPS) in the country.

The 420-page China report is highly detailed and easy-to-read to provide accurate, current, in-depth understanding about international school investment and development potential in China today and into the future. It includes:

·         Socio-economic data influencing private, international education demand in China

·         Updated sections on the education policy and new legislation impacting international school development in China

·         International school data analysis throughout China’s key provinces

·         Specific sections detailing supply, demand and partnership potential for China’s international Chinese Private Schools

·         Future international schools and new campuses already under development

·         The market outlook for China

You can view full contents and sample pages here 

More details are available by contacting me at richard.gaskell@iscresearch.com