Capitalism and Adult Education Article Review by ABCs

Capitalism and Adult Education
A discussion and review of the impact of capitalism on adult education as discussed in Cheng Kai-Ming's article, "From Training to Education: Lifelong Learning in China."
# 114324 | 776 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jun 07, 2009 in Economics (National) , English (Analysis) , Education (Adult Education)

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This paper examines how capitalism - or any economic system -intersects with adult education. |The paper specifically discusses the impact of capitalism on adult education activities and how a more educated society can positively impact the economy. The paper focuses on the views of Cheng Kai-Ming in his article, "From Training to Education: Lifelong Learning in China."

Table of Contents:
How does Capitalism--or any Economic System--Intersect with Adult Education?
What Views about the Impact of Capitalism on Adult Education Activities are Represented in the Article?

From the Paper:

"It should also be pointed out that these changes are not easy to accept. Mai-King points out," it is interesting to observe the role of culture in the process of change" (Mai-King). Mai-King notes that there can be no doubt about the significance of culture and its positive reinforcement regarding the value of education. In addition, the Chinese are not generally noted for their lack of motivation or desire to learn. These changes, in Mai-King's opinion do not "always reassure the traditional values of culture" (Mai-King). While adult education has made a positive stride over the past decades, the changes do not come easily. Individuals that seek more from an education also seek more from a society as well. This new attitude drives a wedge between old traditions and new philosophies. Mai-King states, "There is a clear deviation from the traditional aims of education for social mobility or collective objectives. Education is acquiring a new meaning" (Mai-King). In short, adult education has caused a shift in society that makes it "an essential vehicle for proactively adapting the workforce for rapid changes in the economy" (Mai-King). All in all, adult education is a good thing but it might take a while for the old ways to catch up with the new. One thing is certain - once the forward step is made, it is almost impossible to go back."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Kai-Ming, Cheng, et al. "From Training to Education: Lifelong Learning in China."

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