Evolution of Basic Education in China

  • Yan Wang


This chapter introduces the background against which the two episodes occurred. It first depicts the changes in basic education in China from the early 1980s to the turn of the century. Then, it outlines compulsory education policy development since 1949. It also describes legislative institutions and procedures, with a focus on special features relating to compulsory education legislation. Social, economical, and legal reforms as the context for the two episodes are sketched as well.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Wang
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  1. 1.National Institute of Education SciencesBeijingChina

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