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ERIC Number: EJ747832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Pages: 26
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Universalizing Nine-Year Compulsory Education for Poverty Reduction in Rural China
Zhang, Tiedao; Minxia, Zhao
International Review of Education, v52 n3-4 p261-286 May 2006
Lack of access to basic education leads to diminished individual and national capabilities, therewith furthering cycles of poverty. An equitable education system meeting basic learning needs represents not only a human right, but also a means for reducing poverty, promoting productivity, and sustaining development. The Government of China--the most populous developing nation, the majority of whose citizens live in rural areas--has been committed to universalizing nine-year compulsory education among school-aged children and eliminating illiteracy among youths and adults aged 15-45. This study examines lessons learned from China's efforts in these areas. It also reports on current challenges and trends in a new national initiative for achieving high-quality universal basic education by the year 2007.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China