An Introduction to Ethnic Minority Education in China: Policies and Practices

Sude, Mei Yuan, Fred Dervin

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Sude is a Professor at the School of Education, Minzu University of China. He is one of the most influential scholars in the field of Minzu education.

Mei Yuan is an associate professor at the School of Education, Minzu University of China. She specializes in Minzu and intercultural education.

Fred Dervin is Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Helsinki (Finland). He specializes in intercultural education, the sociology of multiculturalism and student and academic mobility.


Chinese ethnic minority education is virtually unknown to readers from outside China. Based on extensive qualitative and quantitative data, An Introduction to Chinese Ethnic Minority Education examines the policies of basic education for ethnic minorities in China. Policy implementation is also described. Successful case studies, as well as restrictive factors, existing gaps and challenges are discussed and problematised. Attention is paid to e.g. teacher training and the role of policymakers. The authors propose recommendations to solve the challenges faced by Chinese education, and to develop and implement culturally sensitive basic education for ethnic minorities in China. The book offers a rare glimpse inside minority schools in different parts of the country and will be of interest to educators, scholars and decision makers, amongst others, with an interest in diversity education (intercultural, multicultural, global education).

"This is a landmark study of a topic that is of enormous significance not only in China but worldwide. It actually does more than it promises in the book title, and indeed much more. It is overall a really important contribution to our understanding of the 56 ethnic groups in China, and of Chinese education and society in general, that will be of great benefit to students and researchers in China and far beyond."
Prof. Gary McCulloch, Brian Simon Professor of History of Education, UCL Institute of Education

Antal sidor329
ISBN (tryckt)978-3-662-61066-4
ISBN (elektroniskt)978-3-662-61068-8
StatusPublicerad - 9 juli 2020
MoE-publikationstypC1 Separata vetenskapliga böcker


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