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Rong Zhang Professor

Academic Area: 
Comparative Education
Research Interests: 
  • Comparative Education
  • Global Education

Educational Background

  • PhD, History of Education, East China Normal University (2001)
  • MA, History of Education, South West Normal University (1998)
  • BA, Preschool Education, South West Normal University (1995)

Research Projects

  1. 2015-2018 An International Comparative Study on Curriculum Construction of Education for International Understanding, sponsored by China's ministry of education.
  2. 2008-2011 Comparing Global Literacy of Both Chinese and American High School Students, sponsored by the National Social Science Foundation of China.
  3. 2003-2005 A Study on Lifelong Education Thought in 20th Century China, sponsored by Jiangsu Educational Science Research Program.
  4. 2003-2005 A Comparison of Elementary and Secondary School Education, sponsored by Nanjing Normal University.

Journal Articles

  1. Zhang,R., For Excellence:The reform Trend of American primary and secondary education, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.9, 2015.
  2. Zhang,R.,Yang,Chunyan, Comparing Secondary School Students’ Sense of International Understanding in East China, middle China and West China, Journal of Schooling Studies, No.6, 2014.
  3. Zhang,R., Learn to Choose:The Value Orientation of Moral Education Methods in Primary and Secondary Schools Abroad, Education and Teaching Research, Vol.28, No.8, 2014.
  4. Zhang,R., The Initiatives to Promote Balanced Development in American Preschool Education and its Inspirations, Comparative Education Review, Vol.32, No.6, 2011.
  5. Zhang,R., Know Own Beauty,Appreciate the beauty of others,Achieve mutual appreciation: The Reform Trend of Chinese Basic Education in the Background of Globalization, Education and Teaching Research, Vol.25, No.4, 2011.
  6. Zhang, R., Hsu, H.-Y., & Wang, S.-K., Comparing Secondary School Students’ Sense of International Understanding in Both China and U.S., Theory and Practice of Education, Vol.31, No.3, 2011.
  7. Zhang, R., Equilibration: The Trend of Curriculum Structure Reform of World Basic Education, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.1, 2011.
  8. Zhang, R., Hsu, H.-Y., & Wang, S.-K., Global literacy: Comparing Chinese and U.S. High School Students. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, Vol.4, No.2, 2010.
  9. Zhang, R., Eliminating Digital Divide, Training New Literacy of Students: The Basic Education Reform of Developing Countries in Information Times, Studies in Foreign Education,Vol.36, No.8, 2009.
  10. Zhang, R., From “Learning to Survive” to “learning to Live Together”: The Reform of World Education Aim, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.6, 2009.
  11. Zhang, R., Basic Education Reform of China under Globalization, Jiangxi Educational Research, No.8, 2007.
  12. Zhang, R., Animadversion and Introspection: About the Research on Tao Xingzhi from 1951 to 1978, Journal of East Normal University(Educational Sciences Edition), Vol.23, No.3, 2005.
  13. Zhang, R., An Analysis on Overseas collaboration of Kindergarten and Family, Early Childhood Education, No.7~8, 2004.
  14. Zhang, R., Educational Informationalization and World Basic Education Reform, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.6, 2004. 
  15. Zhang, R., Current Tendency of School System Reform in Various Countries, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.11, 2003.
  16. Zhang, R., Educational Internationalization and the World Basic Education Reform, Elementary and Secondary Schooling Abroad, No.7, 2003.
  17. Zhang, R., The Producing and Evolution of the Mass Education Thought in Modern China, Journal of Jimei University(Education Science Edition), Vol.4, No.3, 2003.
  18. Zhang, R., The General Educational Society of Jiangsu and the New Education in the Late Qing Dynasty, Journal of Jiangsu Institute of Education(Social Science Edition), Vol.19, No.2, 2003.
  19. Jia, J.-Ch., Zhang, R., Development of Modern Chinese Drama Education, Journal of Xinjiang University(Social Science Edition), Vol.31, No.1, 2003.


  1. Zhang, R., Learn to Be World Citizens: A Comparative Study on Secondary School Students’ Sense of International Understanding in Both China and U.S., Beijing: Science Publishing House, 2014.
  2. Zhang, R., International Comparative Study on the educational system transformation, Beijing: Beijing Normal University Publishing House, 2014.
  3. Zhang, R., Comparative Education, Nanjing: Nanjing Normal University Publishing House, 2009.
  4. Zhang, R., Approach to Foreign Elementary and Secondary School Education, Tianjin: Tianjin Education Publishing House, 2006.
  5. Zhang, R., A Study on Mass Education Thought in Modern China, Beijing: China Literature and History Publishing House, 2005.

Honors and Awards

  • 08/2011 2011 Outstanding Paper Award, awarded by Emerald Group Publishing Limited for Global literacy: Comparing Chinese and US High School Students(Co-author).
  • 04/2007 The 3rd Prize for Excellent Achievements of the 2nd Jiangsu Educational Science Research, awarded by The Jiangsu Office for Education Sciences Planning for A Study on the Mass Education Thought in Modern China (monograph).
  • 09/2004 The 3rd Prize for Excellent Achievements of the 7th Shanghai Philosophy and Social Science Research, awarded by The Shanghai Committee for Philosophy and Social Science Research Achievement for The Education History of Modern Shanghai (Co-author) .
  • 07/2004 The 1st Prize for Excellent Textbooks of Nanjing Normal University, awarded by Nanjing Normal University for Modern Pedagogical Base (Co-author) .

Academic Title

  • Member of American Educational Research Association
  • Member of China Comparative Education Society