Recent Trends in Literacy Studies and Their Application to China

TitleRecent Trends in Literacy Studies and Their Application to China
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsPeterson, G
JournalJournal of Educational Thought/Revue de la Pensee Educative
Volume28
Pagination138-52
ISBN Number0022-0701
KeywordsLiteracy, Literacy Education, Politics of Education, Rural Education, Rural Urban Differences, Urban Education
Abstract

Examines the social construction of literacy in China after the Communist revolution, demonstrating that official literacy ideologies contributed to the formation and reproduction of rural-urban differences in Chinese society. Suggests that the spread of literacy potentially can contribute to greater and more elaborate social divisions. (24 citations). (MAB)