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Poole, Adam – Frontiers of Education in China, 2016
This article is designed as the starting point for future research into the implementation of the funds of knowledge concept in the People's Republic of China. Utilizing an exploratory research design, I sketch how the funds of knowledge concept could be used by teachers to empower ethnic minority and city-born migrant children disadvantaged by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Background, Cultural Capital, Research Design
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Wang, Houxiong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Access to higher education in China has opened up significantly in the move towards a mass higher education system. However, aggregate growth does not necessarily imply fair or reasonable distribution of opportunity. In fact, the expansion of higher education has a rather more complex influence on opportunity when admissions statistics are viewed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Equal Education, Higher Education
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Zhao, Dan; Parolin, Bruno – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Despite significant progress over the past fifteen years associated with School Mapping Restructure (SMR) in Chinese rural schools, many small schools have been closed or have merged with larger primary schools. This has resulted, among other things, in difficulties for many students in rural areas who now have to travel longer distances to a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Schools, Rural Areas, Rural Education
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Cheng, Baoyan – Frontiers of Education in China, 2011
Using an original dataset collected at a Chinese university and adopting a difference-in-differences research design, this study draws causal inferences regarding the effect of the Government-Subsidized Student Loan Program (GSSLP) on financially needy students at Chinese higher education institutions. Specifically, this study finds that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Educational Policy, College Students
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Zhang, Suling – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
Female education is an indispensable part of educational practice and research. In recent years, along with the development of both the women's liberation movement and the expansion of the practice of female education, Chinese academic circles have become increasingly concerned with female education. Of these concerns, methodological innovation…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Educational Experience, Womens Education
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Zhang, Jianxin; Verhoeven, Jef C. – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
The level of development of higher education (HE) is an important indicator to measure the development of the social economy and the civilization of a region or country. In this article, we compare the distribution of the freshmen of ethnic minorities (EMs) with the distribution of EMs over the population, based on a sample of 1 464 freshmen from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Enrollment Rate, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Liu, Bohong; Li, Yani – Frontiers of Education in China, 2010
In the field of Chinese higher education, gender is still a significant issue, as is a general ignorance of gender discrimination against women. Issues related to gender can be observed throughout the process of education: at the time of entering an institution, during the educational process and as an outcome of education. The following seven…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, Student Organizations, Gender Discrimination
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Dong, Zefang; Wang, Yanbin; Chen, Wenjiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
There is a close interactive relationship between social mobility and educational selection. On one side, the character, direction, speed, level, methods and trends of social mobility affect the aims, goals, functions, scope, strategy, content and methods of choice in education. On the other side, the goals, basis and means of choosing education…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Foreign Countries, Social Mobility, Resource Allocation
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Wang, Zhichao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
A population of migrant workers have appearing during the process of China's urbanization, and is an important part of the society that cannot be ignored. In the process of integration into cities, the equal development between the rights and obligations of migrant workers is gaining attention. Especially, the issue of schooling of their children…
Descriptors: Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries, Social Development, Economic Development
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Ma, Rong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is an area of great importance for the ethnic minorities of northwestern China, and the development of local minority education has been a constant concern in both government and academic spheres. By means of analyzing government documents, statistical data and research literature, this article attempts to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, Bilingualism, Minority Groups
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Zeng, Xiaodong – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
Regulation refers to governmental restrictions over enterprise in order to protect public interest. Research on governmental regulation in China primarily focuses on public utility, and inadequate attention has been paid to regulating college tuition. Currently, although the educational administrative agencies have successfully kept college…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Tuition, Government Role
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Zhang, Dongjiao – Frontiers of Education in China, 2009
The balanced development of compulsory education, with a focus on the goal of educational equality, is both a matter of policy orientation and a practical educational issue. At present, people are mostly concerned with the unbalanced state of development of compulsory education, its causes, and issues regarding its administration. Various modes of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Social Capital, Public Policy
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Xu, Guoxing – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The research findings have made it clear that Chinese college student aid policy has several characteristics. Generally speaking, student financial aid is increasing up to some extent. The government financial aids focus mostly on improving equality of educational opportunity in higher education. However, aids from the government are inadequate,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Foreign Countries
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Fan, Xianzuo; Peng, Pai – Frontiers of Education in China, 2008
The educational inequity of rural workers' children is a unique social problem in the transition stage of China. Based on the specific survey in such provinces as Hubei, Henan, Anhui, and other provinces, a conclusion can be drawn that the reasons for the educational inequity of rural worker's children are very complicated, among which the system…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Equal Education, Compulsory Education, Migrant Workers
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Ma, Weina – Frontiers of Education in China, 2007
Different historical contexts endow educational fairness with different historical missions. The operation of resource allocation powers, the introduction of new elements into strata polarization, and the authoritative allocation of public policies all add to the complexity of interpreting educational fairness. The key problem, however, does not…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Resource Allocation, Public Education, Educational History
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