ERIC Number: ED248022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Elementary Education in the People's Republic of China.
Petri, Ann E.
Provided in this report are (1) a discussion of the effects of historical events and linguistic complexities on elementary education in the People's Republic of China and (2) information on the Chinese educational system from early childhood education through the middle school (the equivalent of junior and senior high schools in the United States). A brief introduction gives an overview of China's history from 1949 to the present. The development of Mandarin as the national language and specific techniques used to teach reading and writing are also discussed. Statistics are given on the percentage of children in day care and on the success of the "one-child-per-family" policy. The goals and curricula of day care centers, nursery schools, and kindergartens are also briefly described. While most of the report is devoted to the primary schools (including discussion of structure, schedules, architecture, philosophy, curriculum, teaching methods, examination schedule, failure rate, and organization of schools and classrooms), some information is also given on special education and middle schools. The report concludes with a summary of the progress made in education in China over the last 35 years. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Chinese, Contraception, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Educational History, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, History, Language Role, Official Languages, Reading Instruction, School Organization, Special Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (62nd, Washington, DC, April 23-27, 1984).