ERIC Number: EJ905758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
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Forging Consensus for Implementing Youth Socialization Policy in Northwest China
Fairbrother, Gregory P.
International Journal of Educational Development, v31 n2 p179-186 Mar 2011
The goal of this article is to examine how the provincial education media in China play a role of forging consensus among local actors responsible for the implementation of new centrally-promulgated youth socialization policy. In doing so, it also explores the tension among three of the Chinese state's claims to legitimacy: economic development, moral education, and the decentralization of policy implementation. The article concludes that while economic development and decentralization create problems for the implementation of socialization policy at the local level, the central state still gains legitimacy for its role in promoting morality among the rising generation.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethical Instruction, Economic Development, Political Socialization, Administrative Organization, Mass Media Role, Program Implementation, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Politics of Education, Educational Policy, Public Policy, Policy Analysis, Youth
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: China