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Author Hu, Bo (Social policy specialist), author

Title Educating migrant children in urban public schools in China : unravelling the implementation paradox / Bo Hu
Published Singapore : Springer, [2018]


Description 1 online resource
Series Springer Briefs in education
SpringerBriefs in education.
Contents 1. Introduction. Migrant children in cities ; Compulsory education in China ; Policy implementation : a paradox with Chinese characteristics ; Research methods ; Outline of the book -- 2. Determinants of effective implementation. Policy clarity and feasibility ; Discretionary power ; Funding hypothecation ; High-stakes testing ; Intergroup relations ; Conclusion -- 3. Policy goals, local discretion and implementation. Intergovernmental relationships in China ; Education for migrant children : the central government policy ; Policy analysis ; Conclusion -- 4. Funding and school access policy. Government responsibilities in funding allocation ; Self-interest and funding allocation ; Policy uncertainty and funding allocation ; Policy consequences of insufficient funding -- 5. Equal opportunities policy. High-stakes testing and school competition ; Migrant parents with exam-oriented minds ; Implementation of equal opportunities policy ; Conclusion -- 6. Social integration policy. Intergroup relations between migrant and urban families ; School support for social integration ; Social integration of migrant children ; Conclusion -- 7. Conclusion. Taking stock ; Theoretical implications ; Policy implications ; Concluding remarks and looking ahead
Summary This book investigates the implementation of the education policy for migrant children, arguing that it has been selectively implemented: while some policy themes have been effectively implemented, others have not. Four factors underlie this selective implementation: specificity of policy goals, funding for education, local incentives in an exam-oriented education system, and intergroup relationships between migrant and urban children
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed June 21, 2018)
Subject Immigrant children -- Education -- China
Education and state -- China
Rural-urban migration -- Social aspects -- China
EDUCATION -- Administration -- General.
EDUCATION -- Organizations & Institutions.
Education and state.
Immigrant children -- Education.
Rural-urban migration -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789811311475