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Education and Social Change in China: Inequality in a Market by Gerard A. Postiglione

By Gerard A. Postiglione

marketplace reform, monetary decentralization, and financial globalization have significantly accentuated China's social and neighborhood inequalities. schooling is anticipated to handle those inequalities in a context of quick social swap, together with the increase of an city center category, replaced prestige of ladies, resurgence of ethnic identities, turning out to be rural to city migration, and lingering poverty in distant parts. yet a few argue that kingdom rules haven't sufficiently addressed inequitable practices, and that faculties truly perpetuate and reproduce inequities, giving upward thrust to a brand new procedure of social stratification pushed extra via marketplace forces than socialist rules. that includes all unique, formerly unpublished fabric, this quantity examines this argument via research of chosen elements of academic stratification in China through the reform period. Chapters specialise in the hot city heart classification, terrible rural citizens, the migrant inhabitants in city parts, rural women, and ethnic minorities. The members are demonstrated students within the box, and so they construct a conceptual framework for assessing the measure to which China's academic reforms are inclusive, equitable, and integrative throughout social different types and groups.

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