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ERIC Number: ED424184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
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China's Educational Reform during the Cultural Revolution: A Postmodern Critique.
Wan, Guofang
This paper analyzes the educational reforms and drastic curriculum changes occurring in China during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) in light of postmodern theory. The document examines personal educational experiences in China during that time in light of critical pedagogy and postmodern theories of curriculum development. The paper asserts that education has never been neutral, but ideological and political to Chinese educators. The document cites changes occurring in the educational, social, and cultural arenas as a result of the Cultural Revolution and discusses them in light of postmodern curriculum development with its concern for multiracial and multicultural education. The study shows both sides of the Chinese educational reform and distinguishes between the soundness and the limitations of Mao's educational theory. The paper provides an understanding of why the educational reform in the Cultural Revolution failed its promises to the people. The Cultural Revolution removed the feudalistic form of oppression of the Chinese people, only to replace it with another form. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China