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ERIC Number: EJ874854
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
Educational Engagement in China: A Case from the Northwest
Maslak, Mary Ann; Kim, Juhu; McLoughlin, Andrea Sabatini
International Journal of Educational Development, v30 n3 p254-262 May 2010
Reports show Chinese students have lower enrollment, higher dropout rates, and larger gender gaps in secondary schools in poor areas. Research indicates students' perceptions about schooling contribute to their decisions about staying in school. In this study in a poor rural area with high percentages of minority students, the student questionnaire from the GSCF-2 investigated middle school students' views on issues connected with educational engagement by gender and ethnic status. Findings include descriptive statistics on all items, as well as significant differences on gender and group status on some sub-constructs. Implications for targeted professional development and policy efforts are included. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China