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ERIC Number: EJ896265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-1740-2743
Neo-Liberalism and the Evolvement of China's Education Policies on Migrant Children's Schooling
Dong, Jie
Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, v8 n1 p137-160 Aug 2010
This paper explores the neo-liberal policies and practice embraced in the process of the economic and social changes in China over the last three decades and their impacts on the country's education system, particularly on the compulsory education of migrant children who relocate from rural to urban China with their parents. On the basis of ethnographic observation and documentation, the research demonstrates how education policies are devised and revised along the line of neo-liberalism and how privatisation, marketisation, and commodification of educational resources have an impact on migrant children's schooling. The policy shifts reflect the wider social and economic transformations China has been through since the early 1980s, and the attempt of reinventing "socialism" so as to strike a balance between economic efficiency and social equality. (Contains 15 footnotes.)
Institute for Education Policy Studies. University of Northampton, School of Education, Boughton Green Road, Northampton, NN2 7AL, UK. Tel: +44-1273-270943; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China