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Adult Education in China

1st Edition

Edited by Carman St John Hunter, Martha McKee Keehn


170 pages

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Originally published in 1985. China is currently making a massive effort to educate its workforce in a formal and structured system. A good deal has been written about China’s attempts, since 1949, to eradicate illiteracy and to universalise primary and secondary school education but the subject of this book is an educational system established to meet the needs of those already employed whether in government, industry or agriculture.

Two study teams, sponsored by the lnternational Council for Adult Education, visited China in 1981 to explore this educational phenomenon. Their findings, updated by subsequent ICAE visits and enriched by further reading, form the basis of this book. This is the story of the Chinese experience of developing adult education. It will be valuable to those involved in extending education in the industrialised world who are pursuing modernisation goals for people long excluded from the formal education system.

Table of Contents

Chinese Romanisation. Preface 1. The Chinese Context 2. The Setting for the Education of the Work Force 3. Worker/Peasant Education: The Programmes 4. A Learning 5. Summing Up: Lessons, Issues and Unanswered Questions. Postscript. Glossary. Recommended Additional Reading. Maps. Appendices

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Comparative Education

Reissuing works originally published between 1962 and 1995, this collection is made up of volumes that examine insights and data from the practises and situation in one country or area when considering educational practice elsewhere. Many important educational questions are examined from this international and comparative perspective in these volumes. Countries represented here include Russia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand, China, France, Japan, Israel, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. Many of the volumes look at the whole area of comparative education and its methods and theories, while one looks at the Unesco literacy program.

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