ERIC Number: ED337398
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
What Chinese Children and Youth Are Learning about the United States. Working Papers in Education.
Gross, Richard E.
This study examines history and social science textbooks used in China to see how the United States is presented in order to make inferences about what Chinese students are learning about the United States. The report also reflects the U.S. examination of Chinese textbooks. As part of the same study, U.S. K-12 textbooks were sent to China. The study analyzed the subjects of geography, elementary school history, junior high school history, senior high school history, senior high school history of social development, and senior high school political economics. It was concluded that the textbooks generally become more ideological as they advanced in grade level; the history of social development and political economics textbooks featured the detailed official view of communist ideology along with a thorough indoctrination in the evils of western capitalism. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.