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ERIC Number: EJ932434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0010-8146
Lifelong Education (Learning) in China: Present Situation and Development Trends
Zhang, Zhupeng
Convergence, v42 n1 p49-63 2009
Based on the historic background and development of lifelong education (learning) in China, this paper introduces major developments of lifelong education (learning) that have been achieved through adopting a series of measures under policies issued by the Chinese government since the 1990s. Throughout the decades, efforts have been made to promote national and local legislation for lifelong learning and ensuring basic learning rights for those with less schooling. Based on the popularisation of nine-year compulsory education, progress has been made in developing adult education and training in various forms, encouraging institutes of higher education to provide more opportunities for the public, enhancing the linkage and connection among different education sectors, and developing distance education and community education which contributes to form a learning society. Meanwhile, the paper analyses primary problems in the development of lifelong education (learning) in China briefly and predicted major trends for developing lifelong learning in China at a macroscopic level. (Contains 3 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China