ERIC Number: ED523449
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
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Education and Social Change in China: Inequality in a Market Economy
Postiglione, Gerard A., Ed.
M.E. Sharpe Inc
Market 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 Featuring all original, previously unpublished material, this volume examines this argument through analysis of selected aspects of educational stratification in China during the reform era.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. Following a foreword by Stan Rosen, this book is divided into 4 parts. They are: Part I, Inequalities and Development Discourse; Part II, Rural Northwest; Part III, Rural Southwest; and Part IV, Urban Divisions: Migrants and the Middle Class. A list of contributors, and an index are included.
Descriptors: Middle Class, Free Enterprise System, Global Approach, Social Stratification, Social Change, Urban Areas, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Rural to Urban Migration, Migrants, Educational Sociology, Poverty, Females, Sex Role, Ethnicity, Social Systems
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: China