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ERIC Number: EJ804631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Reflections on Basic Education under the "Three Guarantees" Policy in Tibet's Pastoral Districts
Zhiyong, Zhu
Chinese Education and Society, v41 n1 p44-50 Jan-Feb 2008
The "two exemptions and one subsidy" (TEOS) policy presages the coming of an era of free education in compulsory education. Actually, the agricultural and pastoral districts of China's Tibet Autonomous Region had already experienced policies of free compulsory education in the mid-1980s, that is, the "three guarantees" ("sanbao") (guaranteed food, guaranteed clothing, and guaranteed housing) policy. As scholars have conducted few studies of this particular free education policy, this article presents a comprehensive overview of the emergence and development of the policy, analyzes field survey data collected in a certain township central elementary school in the Tibetan Autonomous Region, and examines the problems facing basic education in Tibet's pastoral districts in the context of the three guarantees free education policy. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China