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Zhimin Gao

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1954 - 



Personal Data

Zhimin Gao, male, born in 1954 in Shanghai, China ( PRC )

Chinese Communist Party Member.

East China Normal University professor, doctoral tutor.

Professor Gao is a famous adult education expert in China, he is one of the leaders of Adult Education professional disciplines in China. 




In the 1980s, he studied in University of MontrealCanada.

 In 1997, he went to Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS) in France,as a visiting scholar. 




East China Normal University professor, doctoral tutor.


Director of East China Normal University Research Center for Adult Vocational and adult education institutes.  

Director of the graduate work of the Steering Committee of Vocational Education and Adult Education, East China Normal University.

 Tongji University adjunct professor. 


Awards and Honors

the Outstanding Achievement Award National Education Science; 

 the Top Ten Youth Teachers of East China Normal University ; 

 the Outstanding Young Teachers in Colleges and Universities in Shanghai; 

the National Adult Education Excellent Educators and other awards.



Membership-Professional Organizations

Member of National Adult Education Science Planning Leading Group. 

Executive director of China Adult Education Association.

Director of National Working Committee for scientific research institutions adult education. 

Part-time researcher at the Shanghai Academy of Educational Sciences.

China Adult Education Association executive director.

Ministry of Education, National Education Science Planning Leading Group members of the Adult Education Research Group.

Co-president of the National Committee of Chinese scientific research institutions of Adult Education Adult Education Association.




"Harmonious society and education of the elderly," executive editor, Shanghai Education Press, June 2007.

"Adult Education Sociology", the first author, Hebei Education Press, July 2006.

"Lifelong Education, Lifelong Learning and Learning Society", the first author, East China Normal University Press, 2005.

"(Adult) View on the concept of happiness and Labor", co-authored with French scholars, ENS, 1998

"Adult Educational Psychology", editor, Shanghai Science and Technology Education Press, 1997

"Contemporary World Education and Scientific Development of Adult Education", independently, Shanghai Jiaotong University Press, 1997

"China Research Training System jobs - Overseas Vocational Training System Comparative Study", editor, China Personnel Press, 1995

"China's high school education mode," with co-author, and so Jiang Ming, Higher Education Press, 1993

"Comparative study abroad high school education and Taiwan Province of China", editor, labor, 1992

"Philosophical Foundation of Adult Education" (translation), independently, employee education Press, 1990

"Adult Education", co-authored with Shilu Sun, Heilongjiang Education Press, 1989

"Adult Learning Methodology", co-authored with Chaoqun Tong and others, Rural Readings Press, 1989



The main research projects

At the "Adult Education Discipline System Criticism and Reconstruction", the Ministry of Education "eleven five" key projects, 2007-

Presided over a "harmonious society and education of the elderly", the Shanghai Education Commission commissioned projects, 2005-

Presided over the "Response of Adult Education in the New Century Sociology of Development", the State Education Commission, "Nine Five" key projects, 2002-2006

He presided over the "Lifelong Education, Lifelong Learning and Learning Society in Modern Theory and Practice of the operating strategy of support", the Shanghai Education Commission Educational Science Foundation, 2001-

Presided over the "Comparative Study of Higher Education in three modules," Zhejiang University Social Science Fund, 1999-2001

At the "Research Training trainers", the Shanghai Education Commission Educational Science Foundation, 1999-2001

The main members of the "Bonheur et Travail", the French Ministry of Labour funded project 1997-1998

Hosted "Building and Development of Adult Education Science System", the state Board of Education "Nine Five" key projects, 1997-2001

Sole "Contemporary World Education and Scientific Development of Adult Education", National Philosophy and Social "eight five" special fund Youth, 1992-1996

Presided over the "foreign vocational training system comparative study", National Philosophy and Social "eight five" key projects, 1992-1996

The main members of the "post-high school education mode," National Philosophy and Social "Plan" key projects, 1987-1992

Presided over the "foreign post-secondary education and Taiwan Province of China Comparative study of" National Philosophy and Social "Plan" key projects, 1987-1992



Professional Interest Areas

1. Basic Theory of Adult Education

2. Psychology and Learning of Adults

3. Philosophical Foundation of Adult Education

4. The Training to the Trainer

5. Sociology of Adult Education

6. Lifelong Education‚ Lifelong Learning and Learning Society

7. Aging Society and Aged Education

8. Theory and Approach of Adult Learning

9. Workplace Learning

10. Learning Community

11. International Comparative  Adult Education




Major Contributions to Adult Education

Professor Gao diligents in adult education scientific research in his 30-year career. He has hosted a national philosophy and social key project "Comparative study abroad in Taiwan Province of China and post-secondary education"; National Philosophy and Social key project "Comparative study of foreign vocational training system"; Ministry of Education key project "Building and development of adult Education scientific system" and "adult Education in response to the new century, the development of sociology"; "training of trainers research" Shanghai educational Science planning project, educational Science planning project "lifelong Education, lifelong learning and practice of operational strategies with the support of the modern theory of Social learning". He commissioned by the Shanghai Education commission project "educational Research elderly in the process of building a harmonious society" and so on. 

 In addition, he has also undertaken independent national philosophy and social "eight five" Special Fund for Youth Project "Contemporary World Education and Scientific Development of 

Adult Education"; participated in the French Ministry of Labor funded project "Bonheuret Travail" research.

He also projected the Ministry of Education Key topics: "Criticism and Reconstruction of Adult Education Discipline System", and participated in international research project "Educational Studies in East Asian countries and regions low birthrate and aging and the public awareness of fertility" , he was appointed sub-head of research in Shanghai.

In 2004, in his lead, his colleagues and him worked together in the creation of the first doctoral Adult Education in mainland China.



Additional Resources


"Some Thoughts on adult education and development of the subject - written in" Long-term Education Reform and Development Plan "forthcoming days", "China Adult Education" (Shandong), 2010 15, pp. 5-7

"adult education research new ideas and new methods of exploration", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), No 1, 2010, pp. 73-78

"in-depth interpretation of the Western context," Learning to Live "," "China Adult Education" (Shandong), 2009 24, pages 12-17

"Vision and Development Strategy Research Development Learning City", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2009, No. 5, pp. 4-7

"the process of urbanization of landless peasants exam Training - Taking Shanghai" withdrawal County to area "urban area", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 5/2009 , pp. 106-112

"Adult Education: Reinterpretation and Cognition", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2008 No. 11, p. 72-85

"Top Ten achievements of adult education, Ten Problems and Ten Countermeasures", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2008 (3), pp. 94- 102

"Strengthening adult education disciplines, to build a strong adult education culture", "HIGHER CORRESPONDENCE EDUCATION" (Hubei) 2008 (3), pp. 3-7

"create a learning society needs for lifelong learning," Wen Wei Po (Shanghai) January 7, 2008

"Sociological Reflection school unemployed youth and adult education", "Education Forum" (Jiangxi), 2007, No. 7, pp. 24-29

"the new Germany to promote lifelong learning strategy," "Open Education Research" (Shanghai), 2007 No. 2, pages 95-99

"Situational Learning Theory of Adult Learning", "Open Education Research" (Shanghai), 2007, No. 3, page 10-13

"On the productivity of adult education and related social", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), in 2007 the first one, the first page 97-103

"On the new orientation of adult education under the Learning Society", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2007, No. 1, pages 10-12

"adult education Reflection and Prospect", "education" (Beijing), 2006, No. 9, pp. 60-65.

"the party's adult education", "China Education", June 28, 2006.

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"run adult education theory and practice of academic journals service development - expert interviews documentary", "Adult Education College of Hebei University" (Hebei), No. 3, 2006, pp. 5-7.

"adult learning emotion Brief - Dexter is based on", "Adult Education College of Hebei University" (Hebei), No. 3, 2006, pp. 8-11.

"forward-looking reflection awakening - On the Programme of Action and adult education research", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), No. 3, 2006, pp. 89-96.

"informal and incidental learning Inquiry Learning - based Marschik Watkins and research", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), No. 3, 2006, pp. 3-7.

"Body witnessed Learning and Learning Brief narrative -? Caroline Clark based research", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2006, No. 2, pp. 3-5.

" 'Adult learning situation' Probe", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2006, No. 1, pp. 3-7.

"Research of Adult Learning - Based on the Pursue of Merian", "Adult Education College of Hebei University" (Hebei), 1, 2006, pp. 5-11.

"Learning Theory and Its Transformation Development History -?? Based on Lisa M package Wagner study", "Adult Education College of Hebei University" (Hebei), 2005 4, the first 5- 9.

"Adult education and social awareness cultural relations", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2005 No. 4, pp. 85-89

"between 'adult' and 'education' - Review and Prospect of Discipline of Adult Education" and "education" (Beijing), 2005 (2), pp. 32-36

"Social adults and educators: Sociological Reflection adult teachers", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2004 No. 10, pages 6-12

"On socialization and continual socialization - A study of continual socialization and adult education", "Hebei Normal University" (Hebei), July 2004 No.4, pp. 71-79

"Open the door to brain science - Brain Science lifelong education, lifelong learning and social learning theory support the concept of", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2004 No. 4, p. 9-13

"Human resources development training evaluation model and its amendments and perfection", "Henan Vocational Technical Teachers' College (Henan), 2004 No. 3, pp. 43-47

"Review of the status quo of Chinese learning social research", "Global Education" (Shanghai), 2003, 10, pp. 19-23

"Dialogue: Theory and Practice - Theory and Practice of Adult Education Research Discussion", "China Adult Education" (Shandong), 2003, No. 1, pp. 4-7

"Lifelong Education, Lifelong Learning and Learning Society Reflections on the concept of", "education" (Beijing), 2003, No. 1, pp. 79-85

"On the Human Resource Development Training, the policy", "Vocational and Technical Education (EDUCATION)" (Henan), 2002, 16, pp. 12-15

"Human Resource Development and Management nascent concept 'career' Discussion" (upper and lower), "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 10-11, 2002, pp. 5-6, 6-20 9

"Human Resource Development in the framework of research learning ability", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2002, No. 6, pp. 24-29

"Behaviorism and Humanism Adult Education Comparative Study", "Shaanxi Normal University, College of Continuing Education" (Shaanxi), No.2, 2002, pp. 21-23

"On the cultural fragility of adult education - Adult Education in the New Century Reflections", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2002 (1), pp. 5-11

"About adult education science epistemological questions (continued)", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2001, No. 6, pp. 10-12

"Adult Education Science epistemological problem", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 2001, No. 5, pp. 9-12

"On Lifelong Education and Learning Society to explore the concept of", "education" (Beijing), 2001 (3), pp. 52-58

"Integration: the trend of teacher education development", "adult of Higher Education '(Shanghai), 2001 (2), pp. 42-44

"Continuing Education Concepts", "Hebei Normal University (Education Science Edition)" (Hebei), 2001 (1), pp. 93-102 page 20. High Zhimin, "about" knowledge "of dialysis and Inspiration "" Beijing adult Education "(Beijing), 2001, No. 1, pp. 8-13

"On the move to promote the training of trainers for", "adult of Higher Education" (Shanghai), 2001, No. 1, page 1-7

"On Human Resource Development Training Needs Analysis", the "new Vocational Education" (Liaoning), 2000 10, pp. 4-7

" 'Adult education science' concept analysis (continued)", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), August 2000 Total No. 170, pp. 6-7

" 'Adult education science' concept of", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), July 2000 Total No. 169, pp. 9-12

"System training model and its amendments Review of Human Resources Development", "foreign education" (Changchun), 2000, No. 6, pp. 60-

"Reflections and comments on the concept of continuing education", "adult of Higher Education '(Shanghai), 2000 (3), pp. 24-29

" 'adult education' Concepts ',' Further Education of Shaanxi Normal" (Xi'an), March 2000, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 5-10

 "21st Century adult education and teaching success - Sociological Reflection on Adult Education under the Background of Teachers," "Adult Education College of Hubei University" (Hubei), February 2000, Vol. 18, No. 1 , p. 24-2

"Knowledge Economy and Adult Education", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), January 2000 Total No. 164, pp. 4-8

"On how to learn - learn to improve the effectiveness of individual policy (under)", "Industrial Vocational Education '(Shanghai), 1999 No. 3, pp. 38-43

"On how to learn - learn to improve the effectiveness of individual policy (in)", "Industrial Vocational Education '(Shanghai), 1999, No. 2, pp. 33-35, continued on page 48

"On how to learn - learn to improve the effectiveness of individual policies (on)", "Industrial Vocational Education '(Shanghai), 1999, No. 1, pp. 40-43

"Future Trends and Future Society Adult Education", "foreign education" (Changchun), 1998, No. 6, pp. 14-18

"Chinese construction job training system thinking", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1995, No. 10, page 1, page turn 6-7

" 'Job training' challenges of the 21st century", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1995, pp. 8-9, pp. 19-20

"Relations 'job training' system and the economic system", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1995, No. 7, pp. 8-10

"The basic meaning of the concept of job training", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1995, No. 6, pp. 14-15

"Adult Education and Social Cultural Relations", "China Adult Education" (Beijing), 1995 No. 2, pp. 10-12

"Research on the relationship between adult education system groups and organizations", "Higher Education of Adults" (Hubei), 1995, No. 1, pp. 7-10

"Canadian post-secondary education research report," "Canadian Studies" (Shanghai), 1994 No. 4, p. 18-30

"On the social structure of the provisions of the Adult Education", "China Adult Education" (Beijing), 1993, No. 7, pp. 11-12

"Social function of Adult Education", "China Adult Education" (Beijing), 1993 No. 4, pp. 8-10

"Progressive Theory of Adult Education", "foreign education" (Changchun), 1993 1, pp. 1-6

"Lifelong Education Thought to flame flickered from rising", "Hunan adult education" (Hunan), 1992 10, pp. 28-30

"New achievements of adult education does not come from <decide> oriented", "Shanghai adult education" (Shanghai), 1992, No. 6, pp. 9-10

"Adult education Sociological Research Culture", "Beijing Adult Education" (Beijing), 1992, No. 5, pp. 6-9

"Several adult teacher evaluation painted", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1992 No. 4, p. 40

"Lifelong education theory for a number of adult educational identified", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 8-9 1991, pp. 41-42

"Adult education activities in 'demand' and its determination to explore", "adult education" (Heilongjiang), 1990, No. 5, pp. 25-27

"Development and reform of our post-secondary education," "talent" (Wuhan) 1990, No. 4, pages 32-35

"A number of Canadian post-secondary education development trends" and "foreign educational dynamic" (Changchun), 1990, No. 4, pp. 13-16

"Contemporary Education and objectives of the study on adult education enlightenment", "adult education research" (Shanghai), 1990 No. 4, pp. 12-16

"An Analysis of the contemporary world of adult education development factors", "foreign education" (Changchun), 1990 No. 3, pp. 41-47, turn inside back cover

"A number of Canadian post-secondary education development trends" and "Adult Education Reform and Development" (Beijing), 1990 No. 2, pp. 56-59

"Adult Education Society and adult teaching methods", "Shanghai Education (Adult Education Edition)" (Shanghai), 1-2 1990, pp. 8-10

"Directed study abroad Adult Motivation Overview", "Heilongjiang College of Education" (Heilongjiang), 1990, No. 1, pp. 28-31

"Probe primary and secondary education in Canada," "Canada research" (Shanghai), 1990, No. 1, pp. 23-28

"On social mobility and Adult Education", "Beijing Adult Education" (Beijing), 1989, No. 9, pp. 19-21, turn 10

"The type and mechanism of post-secondary education in Canada," "Adult Education Reform and Development" (Beijing), 1989, No. 6, pp. 42-46

"China Canada post-secondary education in several more", "Higher Education and Talent" (Wuhan), 1989, No. 5, pages 59-63

"Adult continual socialization and adult education", "adult education research" (Shanghai), 1989 No. 4, pp. 15-19

"Foreign Adult Learning Theory", "foreign education" (Changchun), 1989 No. 3, pp. 29-33

"Psychological barrier of adult learners and troubleshooting of," "Higher Teachers' (Changchun), 1988 No. 3, pp. 43-46

"The status quo and development trend of distance education", "adult education research" (Shanghai), 1988, No. 1, p. 9-13

"On the 'learner center say' Philosophical Basis and Practical Significance," "Shanghai Education (Adult Education Edition)" (Shanghai), 1987, No. 6, pp. 17-18

"For 'adult education' argument and thinking," "Study of Adult Higher Education '(Shanghai), 1987, No. 1, pp. 33-46

"Australian institutions of higher learning 'from school education'", "adult of Higher Education '(Shanghai), 1985, No. 5, pp. 42-45

"Five Workers Education Management System Summary", "foreign education" (Changchun), 1985, No. 1, pp. 30-35, turn 23

"Unprecedented gatherings aimed at reforming - On Adult Higher Education Theory Seminar", "Dalian Adult Education" (Liaoning), 1984, No. 7, pp. 19-20 








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