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Dong, Xuan – Education and Urban Society, 2019
This article examines how a group of martial arts students in China make sense of their futures and how their hopes toward a "feel-good" future reveal and affect their perceived class identities. Twelve months of ethnographic fieldwork was conducted in Dengfeng, a county-level city in central China. Dengfeng was home to 48 registered…
Descriptors: Athletics, Foreign Countries, Social Class, Self Concept
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Liu, Cui – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The university-city relations are changing along with the engagement of universities in public service beyond teaching and research and the dependence of cities on networks rather than enclosure to promote urban competitiveness. Taking China as an example, this article discusses the challenges and tensions of university-city interaction in the…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Urban Universities, Municipalities, Foreign Countries
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Sheng, Xiaoming – Education and Urban Society, 2018
Home education is at an early stage for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China. Yet the research relating to the development of home education has been entirely ignored. In particular, the literature focusing on the legal status of home education is negligible in the educational context of China. There is no literature…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Home Schooling, Educational Legislation, Compulsory Education
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Dong, Xuan – Education and Urban Society, 2017
This article examines how martial arts students retell their stories about being left behind and how they have experienced, viewed, and struggled with the invisible violence. Popularly known as the "hometown of Chinese martial arts," Dengfeng is home to 48 registered martial arts schools and more than 70,000 full-time students. Drawing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Homeless People, Urban Problems, Violence
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Ye, Wangbei – Education and Urban Society, 2016
Migration's influences on citizenship education were widely discussed in the literature. However, most studies were based on international migration that drew experience from, for example, North America and Europe. Less attention was paid to internal migration or developing areas. This article takes China as an example, which is a country that has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Migration, Correlation
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Tsui, Ming – Education and Urban Society, 2005
Using standardized tests and surveys of eighth graders in China and the United States, this study explores the relationships among family income, parenting, home environment, and mathematics achievement. Focusing on Chinese only children and American children with no more than one sibling, the study found that the mathematics achievement of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Secondary School Mathematics, Family Environment
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Su, Zhixin; Adams, Jeanne P.; Mininberg, Elliot – Education and Urban Society, 2000
Surveyed and interviewed Chinese and American principals to determine their attitudes, characteristics, and preparation to be principals. More differences than similarities were evident. Chinese principals were generally older, male, and less educated. Most Americans became principals by choice, while Chinese principals were appointed. Chinese…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Role, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries