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SIL Electronic Working Papers 2005-010

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

Author  Bhola, H. S.
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.

  Adult literacy and adult education in the socialist modernization of China: policy, performance, lessons
Published  2005
Country  China
Subjects  Literacy
Literacy programs
Language policy
Sociolinguistics
Keywords  Literacy Colloquium; Adult literacy; adult education; China; functional literacy; Language policy; Literacy programs