Private education has traditionally played a key role in Chinese culture, with a history of teaching students that dates back thousands of years. In the decades following the rise to power of the Chinese Communist Party in 1949, however, the existing private education system was dismantled and replaced by a centrally-planned, state-run approach. This new system was viewed by the central government as being more aligned with its national socioeconomic plan. This new, centrally-formulated education system was designed to teach and at the same time transmit a distinctively political, socialist message to students . . .
Posted on 12.21.11 to China, Education.