Glossary: Socialist Education Movement

DEFINITION:
Inaugurated in September 1962 at the Tenth Plenum of the Eighth National Party Congress Central Committee as a mass ideological campaign for both party cadre and the general population. The movement was patterned along the lines of the Yanan rectification campaign of 1942-45 and was intended to increase ideological ""correctness"" and consciousness, especially in regard to reversing ""capitalist"" and ""revisionist"" tendencies perceived in social and economic life. The Socialist Education Movement, which continued at least until 1965, is considered a precursor of the Cultural Revolution (q.v.).

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