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Educational Development in the Tibet Autonomous Region

Rong MA

in Population and Society in Contemporary Tibet

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789622092020
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207288 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622092020.003.0009
Educational Development in the Tibet Autonomous Region

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The development of knowledge—which also includes social sciences, humanities, sciences, and technology—is found to be associated with the development of human societies. Several different forms of education are utilized so that knowledge may be disseminated and passed on to future generations. Education—a product of cultural, economic, and social development—also plays an integral role in the major indicators of social development. The rapid economic development of industrialized countries since the 1960s is often attributed to how the entire society is enabled with access to basic education. As such, modernization may be perceived to be achieved through modern education. This chapter concentrates mainly on the Tibet Autonomous Region's education through looking into education before 1952, analyzing school system development, and addressing various issues for educational development.

Keywords: knowledge; education; human societies; modernization; school system; educational development

Chapter.  23492 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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