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ERIC Number: ED380565
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Pages: 18
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Technology Education in Mainland China: From a Taiwanese Perspective.
Lee, Lung-Sheng
Mainland China's current education reform has three aims: to enhance and universalize compulsory education, to increase the number of schools and qualified teachers, and to develop vocational and technical education. The secondary education sector is composed of a 3-year junior high and 3-year senior high school, divided into general (academic) schools and vocational and technical schools. China's students are expected to develop in an all-round way--morally, intellectually, and physically--and to become cultured persons with socialist consciousness. Labor technics, a required technology education-oriented subject, is offered in general secondary schools. It has the following goals: to enable students to master the fundamental knowledge and techniques of simple labor, to develop a certain ability with their hands, to help them use their hands and brains together, and to train them to appreciate the role of labor in public welfare. The content covers fundamental knowledge and skills related to five areas: (1) production principles of industry and agriculture; (2) crop planting, cultivation, and management; (3) raising of domestic animals and pets; (4) industrial arts; and (5) home economics. The main merits of technology education in China are polytechnic and praxiological. Production skills are emphasized far more than technological literacy in technology education. China should pursue universal and more even implementation of technology education. (YLB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China