Dan Zhang

2017-12-13  |   1,288 views



Zhang Dan



Lecturer of the Institute of the International and Comparative Education




Scholarly Interests

School Gender issues and Qualitative Research Methods

School education of Migrant children and Social inequality in Shanghai

French Higher Education reform and internationalisation

Selected Publications

Research Projects 

1.Host the Social sciences and Humanities Pre-research Project named “Research on the construction strategies of French world-class universities” ( 2017ECNU-YYJ040),from May 2017 to April 2020.

2.Host the Sino-French JoRISS program avec Christine Detrez named “A Fresh Prince”: the culture of love in France and China today, from 2016 to 2018.

3.Host the Shanghai project of Peak Discipline Construction Project of Education, named “Research for the educational disparity and strategies for school qualities of shanghai migrant children in primary schools——comparative research between Chinese classes and French classes, from March 2016 to July 2017.

4.Host the project of Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, named “The social and cultural analysis for gender differences of migrant children during the process of school education in Urban primary schools”|(15YJC880123), from September 2015 to July 2017.

5.Host “Shanghai PuJiang Project for Elites(Talent)” named “Research for the status quo, problems and strategies in school qualities of shanghai migrant children in primary schools and middle schools—Perspective of Gender and social stratum”(15PJC035) from September 2015 to July 2017.

6.Member in the Research project supported by Ministry of Education, named “Research on the national strategy for internationalization of Chinese Education in New Era ” in 2016.

7.Member in the Research team in the program: The Century of Human Capitals: Review the Development of American Human Resources in 20th Century, Chief Investigator: Yugui Guo, 985 project Professor at Beijing Normal University, Program Sponsor : Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of the People’s Republic of China, 2012-2014.

8.Member in the program of “The relationship between the International Organization and the Chinese children’s Educational Right Protecting”, organized by the Ministry of Education, P. R. China in 2011.

9.Member in the program of “The Research for the System of Supervising and Evaluation during the process of Elementary and Secondary Education Policy Performing”, supported by the Ministry of Education in China in 2010.

International conferences

1.Dan Zhang(2017)What’s really happening in Shanghai primary schools: gender differences in education quality and equity for floating children.ECER 2017 Reforming Education and the imperative of constant change: ambivalent roles of policy and educational research.Copenhagen. 21-25 August.

2.Dan Zhang (2017), Quality and Equity: the goal and path of Global educational governance in UNESCO——Discourses between David Atchoarena and Zhang Dan, The sixth worldwide forum for comparative education.Beijing. 23-24 September.

3.Dan Zhang (2017). Le genre et les toilettes dans les écoles élémentaires en Chine. Paris. 2 février 2017. MSH Paris Nord.

4.Dan Zhang(2016). How “COMUE” integrate the Elite Education and Massive Education in France—New development and New Conflicts. XVI Congress of Comparative Education Societies: Dialectics of Education: Comparative Perspectives. Beijing. 22-26 August.

5.Dan Zhang(2016), Gender differences of floating children in quality of education on perspective of educational equity—example of Shanghai primary school. Actualité de la Recherche en Education et en Formation(AREF):A quelles questions cherchons-nous réponse ? organisé par université de Mons, le 4 juillet au 7 juillet 2016 à Mons.1219-1220.

6.Dan Zhang (2015), “La socialization de genre et pratiques dans les écoles primaires à Shanghai”. “Le Genre dans les sphères de l’éducation, de la formation et du travail, Mises en images et représentations”, organised by Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne in Reims, 28th Octobre 2015.

6.Dan Zhang (2015), “Une relation scolaire en fonction du genre et ses effets sociaux à l’école primaire à Shanghai”, “5ème congrès Asie Pacifique
– atelier genre et éducation en Chine, Corée du Sud, Inde du Sud et Japon”, organized by Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales in paris, 11th september 2015.

7.Dan Zhang (2015), French higher educational reform: policy actions and reform trends. Conference for international Education trends and Research for 2015. organized by Chinese Ministry of Education, 27-28 December, 2015.

8.Dan Zhang (2014), “Le genre à l’école en Chine : représentation et pratiques des enseignants à l’école primaire. L’exemple de Shanghai.”, “1er Congrès Études de Genre en France”, Organized by L’institut du Genre, Science Po. Triangle UMR5206, CNRS et ENS de LYON. 11th septembre 2014.


1.Zhang Dan (2017). French ENS development in the context of educational internationalization:path selection and reform problems, Studies in Foreign Education.

2.Zhang Dan (2017). Research on the management system of French textbooks based on “programme scolaire”. Teacher Education Research.

3.Nicole Mosconi, Zhang Dan (2017). Curriculum reform and conflict in terms of social and sexual democratization. Global Education, Vol. 46, No.3, 45-53.

4.Zhang Dan (2016). Research of Mechanism for construction of double world class : Case of ENS for reform of university community. Journal of Educational development research. Vol. 17, 65-73.

5.Zhang Dan (2016) “Gender differences of floating children in quality of education on perspective of educational equity—example of Shanghai primary school.” Journal of East China Normal University (Educational Sciences).Vol. 1, 62-68.

6.Zhang Dan(co-Author) (2014) “Differential Teacher Attention to Boys and Girls during Interaction in Class”, Educational Research, No.4, 2014. 122-128.

7.Zhang Dan(co-Author) (2013). “Struggling Forward : Concepts, Policies, and Values of School Choice from the United States”. Global Education. Vol.42. No.10, 76-85.

8.Zhang Dan (2011). “Better orientation, Better accompaniment and Better preparation —The Introduction and Review of Educational Reform in New French High Schools”, Global Education,Vol.11.42-49.

9.Zhang Dan(co-Author) (2008). The Experience and Reflection of Cuba’s Education Reform,Studies in Foreign Education,Vol.35 No.220,83-86

10.ZhangDan (co-translator)(2008), Joseph P. Viteritti. The Federal Role in School Reform: Obama’s “Race to the Top”, Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, (2012), Chinese version of the paper in Guorui Fan edited Education Policy Observatory (the fourth volume), East China Normal University Press, 2013.

11.Zhang Dan (2014), Le genre à l’école en Chine: Représentations et pratiques des enseignants à l’école primaire-l’exemple de Shanghai. Editions Universitaires Européennes.

12.Zhang Dan(Author of chapter)(2011).”The methods of Education Policy Analysis”, in Education Policy: Theory and Practice, Shanghai: Shanghai Educational Press.

13.Zhang Dan(co-translator)(2009). How the nation views public schools,Beijing, Education Science Publishing House.