The Role of Educational Periodicals in Spreading Western Laboring Education Theory During the Period of the Republic of China



In the early period of the Republic of China, lots of western educational thoughts were introduced into China. Educational periodicals were the main medium of communication, and have introduced advanced foreign educational theory into China through wide distribution and circulation. It made great contributions to the development of modern education in China. According to the historical data analysis, this article discusses the important role of education periodicals played in the process of spreading laboring education theory in the Republic of China.


Laboring education; Educational periodicals; Scale of communication; Laboring education in primary and secondary schools

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