ERIC Number: ED315619
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Higher Education. A Case Study on the Workers' Colleges in the People's Republic of China.
Bo, Yu; Yan, Xu Hong
A case study of the workers' colleges in China was undertaken by the Central Institute for Educational Research in Beijing and the Unesco International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris. Workers' colleges provide formal higher education for inservice workers with either full-time or diverse patterns of part-time studies, and the study programs are roughly comparable to those in regular institutions of higher education. The survey was conducted in 1983 in 10 workers' colleges. The following topics were examined across colleges: (1) background and training objectives; (2) entrance requirements; (3) size; (4) curriculum; (5) teaching faculty; (6) building and facilities; (7) expenditures; and (8) leadership and management. Analyses tended to show that workers' colleges had played an important role in China in that they are a means of improving the existing labor force through a form of inservice training; are sensitive to real work force needs; provide a viable "second route" to higher education; mobilize local resources; and provide for efficient use of resources. (The report begins with a general description of adult education in China, including at least eight types of recognized adult higher education; the higher education system in China; the complex framework of adult higher education; and workers' colleges in general. A brief statement of recent developments in adult education is included. The report, which included 39 tables, concludes with two appendices. The appendices contain a list of information collected on graduates and a list of innovations introduced by graduates of one workers' college.) (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industrial Education, Inservice Education, Labor Force Development
Unesco International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning.
Identifiers - Location: China