Political Change and the Urban-Rural Gap in Basic Education in China, 1949-1990

  title={Political Change and the Urban-Rural Gap in Basic Education in China, 1949-1990},
  author={Emily Hannum},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  pages={193 - 211}
  • E. Hannum
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Economics
  • Comparative Education Review
Difficulty in striking a balance between social and economic goals is a policy dilemma common to developing nations. The conflict has been particularly acute among socialist nations such as the People's Republic of China (PRC) that must balance the need for economic development against an inherent political agenda of reducing class inequities. Since the establishment of the People's Republic in 1949, the Chinese government has sought to construct an education policy agenda that promotes… 
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