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Education Under Mao : Class and Competition in Canton Schools, 1960-1980 - Jonathan Unger

Education Under Mao

Class and Competition in Canton Schools, 1960-1980

Paperback Published: 22nd December 1982
ISBN: 9780231052993
Number Of Pages: 308
For Ages: 22+ years old

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In "Education Under Mao," an in-depth analysis of modern Chinese education, Jonathan Unger not only probes the policy issues and the nature of the debate between "Maoists" and modernizers but also shows, more concretely, how schools were organized, the changing attitudes and goals of students, and the tensions that permeated the schools. Unger focuses on Canton's schools through two tumultuous decades, and his rich factual presentation brings to life both the Chinese school system and its social milieu.

The Sixties: Impending Crisis
Up the School Ladder
The Senior High School Bulge and Dwindling Career Openings
Flawed Reforms: Rural and Urban Alternatives to the Regular Ladder
Memorization and Tests
Student Ideals and Competition: The Gathering Storm
The Cultural Revolution
After the Cultural Revolution: The Disastrous Leap Into a New School System
Back to School, 1968-1970
Down to the Countryside
Troubled Schools, 1970-1976
The Fight Over Higher Education Epilogue: The Return of the Old Order, 1977-1980
The Debates Over Talent
The Upper Reaches of the Pre-Cultural Revolution Ladder: Into and Out of the Universities
The Course Curricula and Daily Schedules of High Schools Before and After the Cultural Revolution
Sources and Abbreviations
Used in Notes
Notes For Further Reading
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780231052993
ISBN-10: 0231052995
Series: Studies of the East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 22nd December 1982
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45