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ERIC Number: ED411898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
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Lifelong Learning in the People's Republic of China.
Wu, Huiping; Ye, Qilian
Despite the relative novelty of lifelong learning in the People's Republic of China (PRC), significant achievements have been made, and China's potential for economic development and personal enrichment remains undisputed. Economic and social change, as well as technological advancements, have profoundly influenced educational development and increased the need for lifelong learning. The PRC's new market-oriented economic system has created a demand for skilled personnel. Additional demand comes from senior citizens, who desire self fulfillment and a higher quality of life. As a result, several facilities for the older population have become available. The most important reform has been that of educational administration. Whereas previously the government-funded public institutions were the most powerful, the private and semi-private institutions have achieved increasing influence and wider access to adult education programs. In addition, vocational education has been added to the junior, middle, and senior secondary schools, with a great increase in literacy and in-service training programs. Lack of financial resources, however, prevents widespread support and opportunities for innovation. Private and semi-private institutions, along with the media, must make further attempts to promote lifelong learning, with public institutions volunteering its facilities for the community. (YKH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China