A Brief History of Education in China and the United States: Education May Be Accessible to All, but Inequalities Remain
Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education
China and the United States have long histories of educating their populations. Currently, all children in both China and the United States are mandated to attend for a minimum of nine years, and schools are free. Although education in China and the United States may be accessible to all, do all groups have equal opportunities for success? To address this topic, some questions must be addressed: What is the historical background of education and schools in each nation? What is the current status of literacy in both countries? Are there inequalities in learning opportunities for children in China and in the United States? What are some possible reasons for unequal access to education?
Challenges and Opportunities in Global Approaches to Education
Reeves, S. R.
(2019). A Brief History of Education in China and the United States: Education May Be Accessible to All, but Inequalities Remain. Challenges and Opportunities in Global Approaches to Education, 79-94.
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