ERIC Number: ED467360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May-8
Reference Count: N/A
Shutting Out the Poorest: Discrimination against the Most Disadvantaged Migrant Children in City Schools.
Human Rights in China, New York, NY.
This report, based on official Chinese publications and interviews, examines the barriers official policies present to the realization of the right to education for migrant children in China, at a time when Beijing and other cities are employing large numbers of migrants in urban construction projects in preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games. The report focuses on the 9 years of compulsory education in primary and junior middle school. The first section introduces the subject, highlighting some of China's major cities that attract large numbers of migrants. The second section outlines regulations concerning the education available to migrant children. The third section assesses the major barriers faced by migrant families in obtaining education for their children. The fourth section analyzes these barriers in terms of China's obligations under international human rights law, including treaties to which the People's Republic of China is a state party. The final section presents recommendations to the Chinese government designed to ensure that migrant children are able to realize their right to education (e.g., make education available to all children, regardless of their place of household registration, eliminate discrimination against migrants, and eliminate discriminatory fees as steps toward ending fee charging). (SM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Migrant Children, Migrant Education, Social Bias, Urban Schools
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Rights in China, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: China