The Acculturation of Peasant Workers' Children in Urban Schools

Yongcai Chang
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China's education is increasingly facing the new issue that more and more peasant workers' children are entering the urban educational system, and they will suffer from acculturational difficulties, but there have been few studies on the issue. Based upon a case study of three children's life stories, this article argues for the acculturational characteristics, and discusses the factors that impact the acculturation. The factors include five categories — school system, class culture, teaching languages, family facilities, and students' personal factors besides government polices.

Keywords: Acculturation, Peasant Workers' Children, Urban Schools
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Yongcai Chang

Associate Professor of Economics, School of Education, The Central University for Nationalities

Ref: D05P0374