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Xuejun Chen Associate Professor

Academic Area: 
  • The analysis of the role of educational leader in a changing environment
  • The study of leadership succession in the flied of basic education
Research Interests: 
  • The analysis of the role of educational leader in a changing environment
  • The study of leadership succession in the flied of basic education

Educational Background

  • PhD, Educational Administration and leadership, Nanjing Normal University (2008)
  • MA, Educational Economy and Management, Northeast Normal University (2005)
  • BA, Educational Administration, Nanjing Normal University (2003)

Research Projects

  1. 2014-Present The Research of famous Educational Administration scholar in the Period of the Republic of China, funded by the Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation. In process.
  2. 2013-Present Study on Leadership Succession under the Policy of Promoting the Balanced Development of Compulsory Education in China, funded by the National Office for Education Sciences Planning. In process.
  3. 2013-2014 The Construction of Case Library about the Change and Effectiveness of School Organization, funded by China Academic Degrees & Graduate Education Development Center. Done.
  4. 2009-2013 The Research of famous Educational Administrator in Jiangsu in the Period of the Republic of China, funded by the Jiangsu Planning Office of Philosophy and Social Science. Done.
  5. 2007-2008 The change of Modern School’s Organization Structure in China, fund by the Education Department of Jiangsu Province. Done.

Journal Articles

  1. Chen, X.(2015). What is School Culture?. Educational Research and Experiment.
  2. Chen, X.(2015). Relationship: the Nature of Modern School System. Jiangsu Education.
  3. Chen, X.(2015). Advocating Practicality: A Brief Account of Tai Shuangqiu’s Educational Thoughts. Jiangsu Education.
  4. Chen, X. & Hu, W.(2015). Relationship Leadership: the Essential Function of Principal. Elementary and Middle School Administration.
  5. Chen, X.(2014). From Ideaistic Legitimacy to Regulative Legitimacy: The Appearance and Change of Middle School’s Discipline Department in Modern China. Journal of Nanjing Normal University (Social Science Edition).
  6. Chen, X.(2014).  Authentic Leadership: Be an Educational Leader Who be Loyal to Inner Self. Elementary and Middle School Administration.
  7. Chen, X.(2014). Broad View of Local Educational Administration: A Brief Account of Xia Chenfeng’s Thoughts of Local Educational Administration. Journal of Jiangsu Second Normal University.
  8. Chen, X.(2013). The Theory of Invitational Educational Leadership: Making Leadership Being an Invitation. Elementary and Middle School Administration.
  9. Chen, X.(2013). Educative meaning and moderation stand: On the Kuo Ping Wen’s thoughts of educational administration. University Education Science.
  10. Chen, X. & Yu, X.(2012). Five Viewpoints on Current Teacher Research of Elementary and Secondary School. Educational Science Research.
  11. Chen, X.(2012). What is actually the High quality and Better-balanced Development of Compulsory Education?. Research in Educational Development.
  12. Chen, X.(2012). Combination and Separation of High School and secondary vocational School in the Republican Period. Journal of Hebei Normal University (Educational Science Edition).
  13. Chen, X.(2012). Combination and Separation of High School and Normal School in the Republican Period. Teacher Education Research.
  14. Chen, X.(2012). Courage of Educational Leadership: Educational Leader’s Another Quality. Research in Educational Development.
  15. Chen, X.(2012). School, Community and Society: Perceiving Tao Xingzhi’s School View through Xiaozhuang Normal School. Journal of Nanjing Xiaozhuang College.
  16. Chen, X.(2011). Form and Substance: How do We Understand Organizational Structures of School?. Education Research Monthly.
  17. Chen, X.(2011). On Historical Approach of Educational Administration. Theory and Practice of Education.
  18. Zhang, X. & Chen, X.(2011). On the Theoretical Types of Education Management in China. Journal of Educational Studies.
  19. Zhang, X. & Chen, X.(2010). On the Approaches of Generating Educational Administration Theories in China. Journal of Higher Education.
  20. Chen, X.(2010). The Predicament of School Development and Sustainable Leadership. Research in Educational Development.
  21. Chen, X.(2009). The object of educational administration study:Arguments Discrepancy and Question Change. Modern Education Management.
  22. Chen, X.(2009). Thinking about Some basic Problem of Elementary and Middle School’s Standards. Educational Science Research.
  23. Chen, X.(2009). World, Nation-State and School: Rethinking the Establishment of China’s Modern School System. Journal of Educational Studies.
  24. Chen, X.(2009). Denotation, Reflection and Implementation of Moral Leadership in Schools. Research in Educational Development.
  25. Chen, X.(2009). The Educational Administration of Pedagogy——On Tao Xingzhi’s thoughts of educational administration. Journal of Nanjing Xiaozhuang College.
  26. Chen, X.(2009). The Nature of Rural School and Building of New Socialist Countryside. Shijiazhuang Vocational College of Law and Commerce Teaching and Research.
  27. Chen, X.(2008). Studies of Educational Organization in the Perspective of the New Institutionalism in the Sociology of Organization. Comparative Education Review.
  28. Chen, X.(2008). Citizens and Government: Towards Collaborative Educational. Administration. Educational Research and Experiment.
  29. Chen, X. & Zhang, X.(2007). What Educational Administration do We Need?: Discussion in view of Tao Xingzhi’s thoughts and practices of educational. Theory and Practice of Education.
  30. Chen, X.(2007). Predicaments and outlets: the moral imperative of the contemporary teacher. Teacher Education Research.
  31. Chen, X.(2007). The third standpoint of the policy researches of education: for the stakeholders. Research On Education Tsinghua University.
  32. Chen, X.(2007). From education consensus to exploring education jointly. Journal of Educational Studies.
  33. Chen, X.(2007). After reasons: the educational Indicators in the western social indicator systems. Elementary & Secondary Schooling Abroad.
  34. Chen, X.(2007). The Unintended Consequences of Purposive Action: the Policy Analysis of the Transformation Reform of the State-run Middle and Primary Schools in China. Journal of Hebei Normal University (Educational Science Edition).
  35. Chen, X.(2006). The Evolution and Development of the Conceptual Framework and Indicators of the OECD Education Indicators System. Comparative Education Review.
  36. Chen, X.(2006). On the Innovation of Educational Administration. Elementary and Middle School Administration.
  37. Chen, X.(2006). Discourse producing and practical growing:the two demonstration ways of the educational administration in our country. Journal of Educational Science of Hunan Normal University.
  38. Chen, X.(2006). Equity and Quality: the History of Educational Equity in the New China. Educational Administration Research.
  39. Chen, X.(2006). Discussion about the Tao Xingzhi’s thought of living democratic administration of education. Journal of Nanjing Normal University(Social Science).
  40. Xinping, Z & Xuejun, C.(2006). The Missions of Basic Education In Constructing Harmonious Society. Journal of Nanjing Normal University(Social Science).
  41. Chen, X. & Wu, Z.(2005). Introduction and Review On the Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning In European. Studies In Foreign Education.
  42. Chen, X.(2005). Rising and Prospect On the Research of Educational Planning In Our Country. Theory and Practice of Education.
  43. Wu, Z., Chen, X. & Wang, H.(2004). A Study of the Concept, the Building Course and Indicator Frame for High Quality School. Journal of Northeast Normal University(Philosophy and Social Sciences).
  44. Chen, X.(2004). Reflections on Sealed School Administration. Contemporary Educational Science.
  45. Chen, X. & Wu, Z.(2004). The Implementation of Educational Policy: Problems, Factors and strategies. Research in Educational Development.
  46. Chen, X.(2004). Recovering and Renovation: Catching the Lifeline of the Research of Education Theory in Flowing. Theory and Practice of Education.
  47. Chen, X.(2004) Limitation and Effects: On the Educational Policy and Educational Theory. Global Education.
  48. Wu, Z., Chen, X. & Wang, H.(2004). On the Indicator Framework for Development of General Senior Secondary School. Elementary and Middle School Administration.
  49. Chen, X.(2004). Changing View: the Relations between Quantity and Quality of Higher Education. Modern University Education.
  50. Chen, X.(2004). Complexity Thinking: A New Idea of Classroom Instruction Design. Contemporary Educational Science.
  51. Chen, X.(2004). The Concept and Practice of Elementary and Middle School Crisis Planning. Education Planning.
  52. Chen, X.(2003). The Fundamental Principles of Reasonable Educational Planning. Education Planning.
  53. Chen, X.(2002). Behavioral and Normative Administration of School Organization. Jiangsu Education Research.
  54. Chen, X.(2002). Examining Minutely the “Li” of School “GuanLi”. Journal of Teaching and Management.
  55. Chen, X.(2002). On the Communication among School Members. Journal of Teaching and Management.


  1. Zhang, X. & Chen, X. et al.(2014). Tao Xingzhi’s practice and thoughts of Educational Administration. Shanghai, CN: Shanghai Education Press.

Honors and Awards

  • 2012    Excellent Backbone Young Teacher of Nanjing Normal University, Honored by Nanjing Normal University
  • 2011    The Fourth National Outstanding Achievement of Education Science Award, Awarded by China Ministry of Education (with Wu, Z., Qin, Y., An, X. and Wang, H.)
  • 2009    Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Jiangsu Province Award, Awarded by Degree Centre of Jiangsu Province

Academic Title

  • The Associate of Taos Institute
  • The secretary of Jiangsu Professional Committee of Educational Administration