This book, first published in 1970 and revised in 1975, lays out the background to the Chinese educational system and attempts of the communist leadership to reform the school system. It analyses the educational implications of the Cultural Revolution and the difficulties Mao faced in his attempts to introduce new educational policies. This book forms a valuable case study in the reform of education.
Table of Contents
1. Educational Aims and the Thoughts of Mao Zedong 2. The Chinese Tradition – Background to Mao's Thoughts 3. Obstacles to Educational Reform 4. The Full-Time Schools 5. Part-Time Schools and Classes 6. The Teachers 7. The Moral-Political Educators 8. Education and the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1969