Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (2): 10-16.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.02.002

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The Status Quo and Trends of Studies on Thoughts of Education in China: a Bibliometric Analysis of Core Periodical Literature

LIU Tao   

  1. Organization Department, Zhejiang International Studies University, Hanghzou 310012
  • Online:2015-06-20 Published:2015-09-19
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Abstract: Studies on thoughts of education is currently one of the critical areas in educational studies. Using the bibliometric analysis, this paper takes a sample of 1573 articles from CSSCI and PKU, and provides an analysis of the quantity of literature, methodology, research focuses as well as the researchers concerning thoughts of education. Findings indicate that there has been an increasing number of studies on thoughts of education with diversified methodology. Besides, studies are centered on hot topics in educational practice. In general, studies tend to be mature and systematic. Nevertheless, there exist in the studies such problems as “pro-classical” “westernization”, and theories disconnected from reality. Therefore, studies on thoughts of education should concentrate on changes in their topics, contents and methodology.

Key words: the bibliometric analysis, studies on thoughts of education, status quo, trends