Radicalism and Education Reform in 20th-Century China: The Search for an Ideal Development Model

Radicalism and Education Reform in 20th-Century China: The Search for an Ideal Development Model

by Suzanne Pepper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521778603

ISBN-13: 9780521778602

Pub. Date: 07/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In 1976, China's "education revolution" was being hailed by foreign observers as an inspiration for all low-income countries. By 1980, the Chinese themselves had disavowed the experience, declaring it devoid of even a single redeeming virtue. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the whole sweep of twentieth-century Chinese education, and in particular to…  See more details below

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In 1976, China's "education revolution" was being hailed by foreign observers as an inspiration for all low-income countries. By 1980, the Chinese themselves had disavowed the experience, declaring it devoid of even a single redeeming virtue. This is the first comprehensive book to cover the whole sweep of twentieth-century Chinese education, and in particular to provide a detailed study of what occurred in the countryside under the radical Maoist education experiments of the Cultural Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521778602
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
622
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

1. Educational developments and the Chinese experience; Part I. Origins of Radical Education Reform: 2. Development dilemmas in the Republican era; 3. The inheritance; 4. The modern school system; 5. The critical backlash; 6. Early communist alternatives; Part II. Learning from the Soviet Union: 7. Introducing the Soviet Union; 8. The Soviet model for Chinese higher education; 9. Sino-Soviet regularization and school system reform; 10. Blooming, contending, and criticizing the Soviet model; Part III. Cultural Revolution and Radical Education Reform: 11. The origins of cultural revolution; 12. The great leap in education; 13. A system divided: walking on two legs into the 1960s; 14. Education reform as the catalyst for class struggle; 15. Education reform as the culmination of class struggle: the professional educator's perspective; 16. Education reform as the culmination of class struggle: the critical ideals triumphant at last; 17. The Cultural Revolution negated; 18. The mixed triumph of regularity; 19. Chinese radicalism and education development.

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