ERIC Number: ED227008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Education - Key to the People's Republic of China's Industrial Power.
Kavich, Lawrence L.
The work-education goals of the People's Republic of China, which are to expand educational opportunity, economic development, and value transformations, are presented first in a 1982 paper and then in a literature update of the paper. Since the death of Mao Tse-tung in 1976, educational policy has focused less on revolutionary committees and tempering intellectual arrogance with work and has emphasized modernity of China's economy. The combination of work and study, however, is still part of the educational emphasis. Although the amount of time devoted to manual work varies, all Chinese students are expected to participate in labor activities, either in factory workshops and agricultural plots on school grounds, in affiliated factories and agricultural communes, or in city factories which operate their own high schools and universities. All educational levels teach basic literacy and quantitative skills, problem solving, an understanding of the problems of production and social life, and a personal commitment to solving these problems. Appended materials include major figures of China's national economy, output of major industrial and farm products, value of fixed assets of state-owned enterprises, national income consumption and accumulation, cultural revolution matrix, education chart, and a "three-good" student chart. (KC)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Modernization, Moral Development, Socialism, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: China; Maoism
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Studies Association (Nashville, TN, November 4, 1982).