Jijun Yao, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Educational Administration and Policy Department
College of Education Science
Nanjing Normal University
122 Ninghai Road
Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province 
P. R. China, 210097

Mobile: 086-15850500715

Dr. Yao is an associate professor of Educational Economics and Administration at College of Education Science, Nanjing Normal University. He has published more than 30 articles and 1 academic book on educational policy, educational equity and school effectiveness. In recent years, he mainly focuses on the education reform in the background of the transformation of society and economics in China. Especially, he developed a strong interest in how to construct the high quality school by using the way of appreciative inquiry. Working with his team, he is devoting himself to promoting the process of improving the effectiveness and quality of schools under the guidance of social construction. His exploration of theory and practice has attracted more and more principals and teachers work with him, which is creating the more beautiful future by providing better education.

Expertise and Research Interest:

  • The reform of public educational finance in China
  • Educational policy
  • Educational equity
  • School finance reforms
  • School effectiveness
  • Appreciative Inquiry in construction of high quality school


  • September 1993 – June 1997 Nanjing Normal University – B.A. Geography Education
  • September 2000 – June 2003 Nanjing Normal University – M.A. Educational Economy and Administration. Thesis Topic: On the Incentive Efficiency of Internal Distribution System Reform of University and Colleges
  • September 2006 – June 2009 Nanjing Normal University – Ph.D. Educational Administration and Leadership. Dissertation Topic: Transformation of Economic Development Strategy and Education Equilibrium Development in China: A Perspective of Institution Change