Adult literacy and adult education in the socialist modernization of China: policy, performance, lessons

Statement of Responsibility:
Bhola, H. S
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Series Issue:
2005-010
Date:
2005
Publisher:
SIL International
Part Of Series:
SIL Electronic Working Papers 2005-010
Extent:
11 pages
Abstract:

This paper was originally presented at the 1990 International Year of Literacy Colloquium in Washington, D.C. The paper contains information to answer three important questions:
1) What is the role assigned to adult literacy and adult education in the socialist modernization of China within the nation's overall development policy?
2) What is the effectiveness of the adult education and adult literacy system in its performance and in implementing stated policy?
3) What lessons can literacy workers and adult educators elsewhere in the world learn from the Chinese experience?
In proposing answers, material from personal visits, as well as published material is used.

Publication Status:
Published
Country:
China
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Work Type:
Subject:
Adult education
Adult literacy
China
Functional literacy
Language policy
Literacy Colloquium
Literacy programs
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Entry Number:
7870