Education is seen by the Chinese as a key element in the modernisation of their country and in maintaining socialism. This book, first published in 1984, examines the nature of modern education in China since 1976, and looks at different parts of the system, the content of teaching and teaching styles. It considers how far the Chinese educational system has been affected by foreign powers and changing political ideology and is unique in that, using empirical data, it places the Chinese system in a world perspective.
Table of Contents
1. A Comparativist's View of Chinese Education Brian Holmes 2. The Evolution of Modern Chinese Educational Institutions Ruth Hayhoe 3. Primary Education: A Two-Track System for Dual Tasks Billie L.C. Lo 4. New Directions in Secondary Education Stanley Rosen 5. Higher Education: The Tension Between Quality and Equality Jurgen Henze 6. Teacher Education in the Eighties Billie L.C. Lo 7. Adult Education in Urban Industrial China: Problems, Policies and Prospects David I. Chambers 8. Chinese-Western Scholarly Exchange: Implications for the Future of Chinese Education Ruth Hayhoe