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Article: Rural Education and Urbanization: Experiences and Struggles in China since the Late 1970s

TitleRural Education and Urbanization: Experiences and Struggles in China since the Late 1970s
Authors
KeywordsRural education
Urbanization
Rural migration
Education policy
China
Issue Date2015
PublisherMercy College, School of Education. The Journal's web site is located at http://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger
Citation
Global Education Review, 2015, v. 2 n. 4, p. 78-100 How to Cite?
AbstractChina has adopted an unbalanced development economic policy to improve its domestic economy and international competiveness for more than three decades. During this process, rural education has undergone a series of reforms. With reference to compulsory education, this article argues that rural education in China is a pragmatic instrument for the state to expand and improve the quality of urbanization. Rural education can be used to serve urbanization, is influenced by the rural-urban disparities brought about by urbanization, and receives urban aids and support in exchange for following state guidelines. Due to deep-rooted disparities and long-standing unequal institutions, rural education still faces challenges and difficulties related to effectively financing rural education, handling urban-based curricula and evaluation standards, recruiting qualified and stable teachers, and the outflow of original rural residents. This article concludes by offering an explanation of its policy implications for the functions and constraints of state-directed rural education in serving urbanization.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229527
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dc.contributor.authorXu, S-
dc.contributor.authorLaw, WW-
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:11:42Z-
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:11:42Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationGlobal Education Review, 2015, v. 2 n. 4, p. 78-100-
dc.identifier.issn2325-663X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/229527-
dc.description.abstractChina has adopted an unbalanced development economic policy to improve its domestic economy and international competiveness for more than three decades. During this process, rural education has undergone a series of reforms. With reference to compulsory education, this article argues that rural education in China is a pragmatic instrument for the state to expand and improve the quality of urbanization. Rural education can be used to serve urbanization, is influenced by the rural-urban disparities brought about by urbanization, and receives urban aids and support in exchange for following state guidelines. Due to deep-rooted disparities and long-standing unequal institutions, rural education still faces challenges and difficulties related to effectively financing rural education, handling urban-based curricula and evaluation standards, recruiting qualified and stable teachers, and the outflow of original rural residents. This article concludes by offering an explanation of its policy implications for the functions and constraints of state-directed rural education in serving urbanization.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherMercy College, School of Education. The Journal's web site is located at http://ger.mercy.edu/index.php/ger-
dc.relation.ispartofGlobal Education Review-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectRural education-
dc.subjectUrbanization-
dc.subjectRural migration-
dc.subjectEducation policy-
dc.subjectChina-
dc.titleRural Education and Urbanization: Experiences and Struggles in China since the Late 1970s-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLaw, WW: wwlaw@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLaw, WW=rp00921-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros259971-
dc.identifier.volume2-
dc.identifier.issue4-
dc.identifier.spage78-
dc.identifier.epage100-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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