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Yanrui Wu, China's Economic Growth. A Miracle with Chinese Characteristics
Unequal Primary Education Opportunities in Rural and Urban China
This article examines the unequal provision of primary education in rural and urban China. It first looks at the development of the two-track system and shows how educational opportunities have always been unevenly distributed in contemporary China. It then focuses on the dominant task of primary educationthe universalisation of compulsory educationto underscore the profound difficulties that the Chinese government faces particularly in the provision of primary education in rural areas. The article concludes that the prospect of a successful delivery of primary education in the countryside lies in the further clarification of the financial relationship among different levels of the government, the diversification of sources of educational funding, and the integration of primary education with economic growth as the goal of sustainable development.
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