Marginality of Rural Migrant Students in Eleven Chinese High Schools


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  • Tao Wang University of Washington

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejecs/30

Keywords:

Marginality, Rural migrants, Urban Schooling, China

Abstract

Since Chinese economic reform in the 1980s that prompted increased urbanization, gap between rural and urban places continually widen, and obvious cultural differences are observed. Rural populations migrate to heterogeneous urban environments and meet problems of marginality. Most rural students enter the city when receiving senior high school education in urban high schools. Perceiving the differences in urban life, these students begin to acquire urbanite and urban cultural personalities. Meanwhile, because of their original lower socioeconomic status, they are caught between rural culture and urban culture, and experience marginality in different ways. Based on insights derived from visiting 11 urban high schools and talking to 55 students, this paper details their marginal experiences in study adaption, life experience, social interaction, relationships, and value are described.

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Published

2015-12-31

How to Cite

Wang, T. (2015). Marginality of Rural Migrant Students in Eleven Chinese High Schools. Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Studies, 2(2), 21–32. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejecs/30

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Original Manuscript
Received 2015-11-04
Accepted 2015-12-10
Published 2015-12-31