Research on the impact of higher education professionalization on specialized master education development
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Wenzhou Vocational & Technical College, Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
This paper described the connotation and correlation that higher education and its professionalization have in social basis, education hierarchy design, and higher education carrier. It discussed two major problems that China is facing while developing its higher education professionalization—the ‘excessive emphasis’, and the ‘excessive overlook’. This paper also described the situation that specialized master education is experiencing under the background of complex and profound changes happening in the connotation of higher education professionalization: on one hand, the number of student enrollment is increasing in successive years and the range of subject category is also well expanding; on the other hand, no thorough understanding of professionalism has been established and further improvement is required in the emphasis on practical ability. Based on the above situation and background, this paper introduced the ‘1-3-3-4 Cultivating Mode’ as an idea for specialized master reform, aiming to make the cultivating mode of specialized master education more scientific, reasonable and orderly.
Key words: higher education / professionalization / postgraduate education / specialized master
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