ERIC Number: ED472064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Education for Better Governance: A Look at the Ongoing Cadre Political Education in China.
The evolution of cadre (political elite and bureaucratic functionaries) education in China from 1949 to the present was evaluated in terms of leadership development and the underlying interests of the Chinese Communist Party as it integrates more fully into the world economy. Historic achievements include: (1) increased knowledge about market economies; (2) increased use of management theory and practice; and (3) improved work performance efficiency. In 1998, to correct ongoing cadre problems (such as corruption, favoritism, and lack of civic responsibility) and to improve the governance capacity of cadres (to create greater social stability), the federal government initiated Three-Emphasis Education (emphasizing theory, study, political awareness, and work ethics improvement), an integral part of which was interviews with 1500 cadres. Findings included the following: (1) the hierarchical nature of the program prevented rapid improvements and public access to program evaluation; (2) poor systemization into cadre's daily work caused corruption to resurface once education was complete; and (3) the lack of an educational objective to change the Chinese bureaucracy (the current objective was to change individuals only). Inclusion of the public in the process of cadre political education is recommended in order to strengthen educational outcomes. (The bibliography lists seven references). (AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audits (Verification), Bureaucracy, Centralization, Communism, Community Control, Conference Papers, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Federal Government, Foreign Countries, Free Enterprise System, Global Approach, Governance, Government Role, Governmental Structure, Group Unity, Ideology, Interviews, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Responsibility, Leadership Training, Learning Activities, Local Government, Models, Moral Values, Nonschool Educational Programs, Participative Decision Making, Political Influences, Political Socialization, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Public Officials, Public Policy, Self Evaluation (Groups), Social Action, Social Change, Social Development, Socialism, State Government, Systems Approach, Transformative Learning, Vertical Organization, Work Ethic
Adult and Community College Education, Box 7801, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7801 ($30). For full text: http://www.ncsu.edu/ced/acce/aerc/start.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China