ERIC Number: ED216983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: 0
China's Schools in Flux. Wingspread Brief.
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Fourteen prominent American educators report on their trips to China in October through November 1977. The educators hope that reports of their China visit will help Americans better understand what is happening in China and that this understanding will give studies of China a place in America's school curriculum which is commensurate with its importance. The report begins with a discussion of several conclusions of interest to American educators and U.S. China scholars. For example, the Chinese recognize that education, especially in science and technology, is essential if they are to reach the development goals they have set for themselves between now and the end of the century. Education in China remains focused to a remarkable degree on the development of collective political consciousness. The "back to basics" movement has not occurred to the extent reported abroad. The Chinese are largely succeeding in their second most important educational goal: to develop a work force capable of meeting their national production needs. The report goes on to discuss other topics, such as educational decision making; educational organization, politics, and curriculum; labor in the countryside; admissions examinations and quotas; China's educational goals compared to the United States; and the use of group norms, models, and symbols. (RM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
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