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ERIC Number: EJ1131739
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
From Passive Assimilation to Active Integration: The Adaptation of Rural College Students to Cities
Xiulan, Yu
Chinese Education & Society, v48 n2 p92-104 2015
The process of rural college students' adapting to cities is essentially a process of cultural assimilation of rural students into urban culture. The findings of this study suggest the following: 1) Faced with completely different ways of living and cultural customs, on the whole rural college students want to assimilate into cities and become urban residents, but they generally don't feel they have adapted well and feel there are barriers between them and urban college students. 2) Faced with the difference between reality and expectations, and their failure to adapt to urban culture, rural college students often adopt three coping strategies: cultural adhesion, cultural suicide, and seeking counterbalance. Use of these strategies often puts them into a disadvantaged position. [This article was translated by Jeff Keller.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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