Education and Social Change in China
Inequality in a Market Economy
By (author) Gerard A. Postiglione
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Education and Social Change in China by Gerard A. Postiglione
Book DescriptionMarket reform, financial decentralization, and economic globalization have greatly accentuated China's social and regional inequalities. Education is expected to address these inequalities in a context of rapid social change, including the rise of an urban middle class, changed status of women, resurgence of ethnic identities, growing rural to urban migration, and lingering poverty in remote areas. But some argue that state policies have not sufficiently addressed inequitable practices, and that schools actually perpetuate and reproduce inequities, giving rise to a new system of social stratification driven more by market forces than socialist principles. Featuring all original, previously unpublished material, this volume examines this argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era. Chapters focus on the new urban middle class, poor rural residents, the migrant population in urban areas, rural girls, and ethnic minorities. The contributors are established scholars in the field, and they build a conceptual framework for assessing the degree to which China's educational reforms are inclusive, equitable, and integrative across social categories and groups.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765614773
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gerard A. Postiglione
Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education, Paperback (February 2010)
Crossing Borders in East Asian Higher Education examines issues that have emerged as higher education systems across East Asia confront and adapt to the changing economic, social, and educational environments in which they now operate.
Education and Social Change in China, Hardback (March 2006)
Market reform, financial decentralization, and economic globalization have accentuated China's social and regional inequalities. But some argue that state policies have not sufficiently addressed inequitable practices. This work examines the argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era.
China's National Minority Education, Hardback (August 1999)» View all books by Gerard A. Postiglione
This volume focuses on policies and practices in the education of China's national minorities with the purpose of assessing the goals and impact of state sponsored education for China's non-Han people's.
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