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ERIC Number: EJ769932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Boundaries around Schools and the Living Radius and Mobility of the Schools' Constituents: The Case of a Rural School
Xizhen, Zhuang
Chinese Education and Society, v40 n1 p78-95 Jan-Feb 2007
This article presents a preliminary analysis of a rural junior high school. This school is situated in S town, J county, Shandong province, and, in keeping with the procedure followed for naming the majority of schools in China by location of school + type of school, this school is called S Junior High. J county is one of Shandong's poor counties, and S town is a farming town with no industrial enterprises and a few stores. The town has a total population of 50,000, 98 percent of which consists of farmers; teachers are the largest group not working in agriculture. The farmers' sources of income are planting crops, raising livestock, trade in small commercial products, and temporary labor away from home. S Junior High was established as part of the national effort to implement compulsory education and has been in operation for more than 20 years. Here, the author provides an ethnographic account of boundaries between school and community in rural areas.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China