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Affirmative Action in China and the U.S.: A Dialogue on by Minglang Zhou, Ann Maxwell Hill

By Minglang Zhou, Ann Maxwell Hill

Inequalities in China’s multi-ethnic society and comparable problems with political balance became extra acute as monetary globalization has intensified pageant for scarce assets, and the dynamics of the industry and society at huge more and more take priority over these of the country. those advancements, together with China’s industry reforms began within the early Eighties, have heightened nation issues over the heavily intertwined problems with fairness for minorities and political balance for the nation. this is often the 1st quantity to comprehensively research contemporary adjustments in China’s affirmative motion rules for the schooling of minorities, traditionally an immense country device for addressing ethnic inequality.

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A related observation is that local public schools where minorities and Han are in the same classrooms may work against the kind of acculturation achieved by the neidi schools because local schools have minimal impact on the home cultures and reflect local ethnic politics. Discrimination in the classroom, real or perceived, may also work to discourage minority students from staying in school, as Xiaoyi Ma has noted. Nevertheless, Ma’s chapter shows that sometimes the market economy may favor certain cultural traditions over others, in the face of the onslaught of state standardized education.

Nevertheless, Ma’s chapter shows that sometimes the market economy may favor certain cultural traditions over others, in the face of the onslaught of state standardized education. However, Rong Ma, in his research on bilingual education and its outcomes in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, presented in chapter ten, reports that minority graduates of regular schools in Xinjiang, where the language of instruction is Putonghua, are more competitive in the region’s labor market than those who graduate from minority schools.

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