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ERIC Number: ED185541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Literacy and Language Reform in the People's Republic of China.
Sheridan, E. Marcia
This paper examines the efforts of the Chinese Communist government since 1949 to bring literacy to the masses through its language reform policies. The policies discussed include the establishment of a common dialect, simplification of Chinese characters, and the development of a Chinese phonetic alphabet. In addition, the paper discusses methods and materials used in the teaching of reading in China. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Indiana State Conference of the International Reading Association (Indianapolis, IN, April 11-12, 1980).