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Inequity in migrant children's education in China

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The huge demand for labor has led to mass migration, as millions of farmers descend upon cities in China. It is estimated that more than 10% of China’s population has already left their villages and hometowns in search of a better life (Li, 2006). As a result of this migration, an estimated 58 million children are left behind, and another 19 million children accompanying their migrant parents in the cities (Chan, 2009). Together, children of migrant workers account for about one quarter of all children in China (Chan, 2009).

Many migrant children lack adequate access to health care, education, and other basic services (Chan, 2009). This proposed paper is a literature review and media analysis, focusing on migrant children’s schooling experiences in China in the context of globalization. It further explores the responses from the migrant communities to their children’s educational needs in the face of financial cutbacks and economic insecurity.

This paper bodes well with the theme of CIES 55th Annual Conference: Education is that which liberates, in that the inequity in migrant children’s education in China is an issue of social injustice, and this paper argues that accessible and equitable education is the only vehicle to achieve equity and social justice. Furthermore, this paper calls educators to pay special attention to the needs of migrant children and their families; to reform education policy and practice so that migrant children will be empowered and liberated.
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Tan, Guangyu. "Inequity in migrant children's education in China" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 01, 2011 <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492343_index.html>

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Tan, G. , 2011-05-01 "Inequity in migrant children's education in China" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p492343_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
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Abstract: The huge demand for labor has led to mass migration, as millions of farmers descend upon cities in China. It is estimated that more than 10% of China’s population has already left their villages and hometowns in search of a better life (Li, 2006). As a result of this migration, an estimated 58 million children are left behind, and another 19 million children accompanying their migrant parents in the cities (Chan, 2009). Together, children of migrant workers account for about one quarter of all children in China (Chan, 2009).

Many migrant children lack adequate access to health care, education, and other basic services (Chan, 2009). This proposed paper is a literature review and media analysis, focusing on migrant children’s schooling experiences in China in the context of globalization. It further explores the responses from the migrant communities to their children’s educational needs in the face of financial cutbacks and economic insecurity.

This paper bodes well with the theme of CIES 55th Annual Conference: Education is that which liberates, in that the inequity in migrant children’s education in China is an issue of social injustice, and this paper argues that accessible and equitable education is the only vehicle to achieve equity and social justice. Furthermore, this paper calls educators to pay special attention to the needs of migrant children and their families; to reform education policy and practice so that migrant children will be empowered and liberated.


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