ERIC Number: ED087693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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Education in the People's Republic of China. Wingspread Report.
In response to the growing attention on China's educational system, a two-day workshop on education in China was sponsored. The purpose of the conference was to assess what already is known about China; to identify issues which might profitably be investigated by future visitors to China; and to encourage further interest in Chinese education among American educational organizations and specialists. Among the 30 participants were nine recent visitors to the People's Republic, other China scholars, secondary school educators, and representatives of professional education organizations. The opening presentation posed a series of questions dealing with the basic values of the Chinese educational system. Two brief presentations on the history and philosophy of twentieth century Chinese education are reviewed. A recent visitor's impressions on administration, administrators, planning and funding, curriculum, students, and teachers in China are related. The conclusion notes that the session barely scratched the surface of China's formal education system, but did stimulate considerable thought about the role that education plays in Chinese society. An appendix contains suggestions for interviewers when visiting China and a long series of as yet unanswered questions on Chinese education. (Author/KSM)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Conference Reports, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Problems, Educational Theories, Institutional Cooperation, Non Western Civilization, School Role, Social Systems, Workshops
The Johnson Foundation, Racine, Wisconsin 53401 (Free)
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Sponsor: National Committee on United States-China Relations, New York, NY.; National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC. Committee on Scholarly Communication with the People's Republic of China.
Authoring Institution: Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI.
Identifiers - Location: China