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Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

James Leibold and Yangbin Chen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This edited volume brings together essays by leading experts exploring different aspects of ethnic minority education in China: among these are the challenges associated with bilingual and trilingual ... More


Curriculum Policy and Priorities in an Era of Change

Shirley S. Y. Yeung

in Curriculum Change and Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888139026
eISBN:
9789888180240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139026.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter, various initiatives have been proposed, including a reinforcement of the school-based curriculum policy, a global, comprehensive curriculum reform toward Learning to Learn (LTL), as ... More


Multicultural Education and Ethnic Integration: A Case Study of Girls’ Education in the Lahu Area

Teng Xing, Yang Hong, and Yang Qixue

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0009
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

With the support of the Ford Foundation, Professor Teng Xing of Minzu University in Beijing has overseen a long-term project aimed at promoting the educational opportunities among the Lahu minority ... More


Engaging Multicultural Education: Safety in Sameness or Drawing Out Difference?

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Chapter Two examines the ways teachers at Birch and Spruce understood and engaged multicultural education as either “powerblind sameness” or “colorblind difference.” Although these framing concepts ... More


Intellectual Styles and Their Implications for Multicultural Education in China

Li-fang Zhang

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In her chapter, Zhang Li-fang asks what intellectual styles are the most conducive for good educational outcomes in a multi-ethnic environment like China. She argues that intellectual styles ... More


The Power of Chinese Linguistic Imperialism and Its Challenge to Multicultural Education

He Baogang

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0003
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In his chapter He Baogang identifies a distinct linguistic trajectory over the longue durée of Chinese history: what he terms a type of “Chinese linguistic imperialism,” which makes multilingual ... More


How Do You Say “China” in Mongolian?: Toward a Deeper Understanding of Multicultural Education in China

Naran Bilik

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter, Naran Bilik argues that despite the presence of Han linguistic imperialism, there remains a distinct “linguistic-cultural anxiety” in the PRC. On the one hand, there are those that ... More


Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Angelina E. Castagno

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Educators across the nation are engaged in well-meaning efforts to address diversity in schools given the current context of NCLB, Race to the Top, and the associated pressures of standardization and ... More


Education and Cultural Diversity in Multiethnic China

Gerard Postiglione

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Deeply informed by Western scholarship on multicultural education, Postiglione argues that China is at a crucial turning point as the rapid pace of economic and social reforms opens up new divisions ... More


The Practice of Ethnic Policy in Education: Xinjiang’s Bilingual Education System

Zuliyati Simayi

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In her Chapter, Zuliyati Simayi provides a comprehensive and sophisticated survey of bilingualism in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR). She highlights some of the important accomplishments ... More


Trilingual Education and School Practice in Xinjiang

Linda Tsung

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In her chapter, Linda Tsung draws on her fieldwork in primary schools in southern Xinjiang, and asks the question of what happens to educational outcomes when English is introduced into a bilingual ... More


Identity and Multilingualism: Negotiating Multiculturalism among Ethnic Korean Teachers in China

Gao Fang

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0013
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

China is home to over one million ethnic Koreans who have long thought of themselves as part of the Chinese nation, making significant contributions to the nation’s development. Due to their high ... More


How University Administrators View Ethnic Minority Students

Yu Haibo

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0016
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In her chapter, Yu Haibo explores the attitudes of Han university administrators, and stresses the importance of listening to and surveying mainstream attitudes on ethnic minorities and minority ... More


Towards Another Minority Educational Elite Group in Xinjiang?

Chen Yangbin

in Minority Education in China: Balancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9789888208135
eISBN:
9789888268283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In his chapter, Chen Yangbin suggests that given their different responses to the growing complexity of the “Xinjiang problem,” Uyghur graduates from specialized dislocated schools are likely to form ... More


“Equity Has to Be a Priority”: Converging Interests and Displacing Responsibility

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Chapter One examines the Zion School District from the district, or central office, level. Within the district, central office leaders claimed equity as a priority but simultaneously claimed that the ... More


“It Isn’t Even Questioned”: Equality as Foundational to Schooling and Whiteness

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0005
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Chapter Four highlights how schools differently engage diversity and, specifically, the notion of equality. At Spruce, a powerblind, colorblind understanding of equality shaped the ways educators ... More


Obscuring Whiteness with Liberalism: Winners and Losers in Federal School Reform

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Chapter Five examines current federal efforts to “turnaround the nation’s worst schools” through targeted School Improvement Grants. With a foundation in individualism and classical liberalism, this ... More


Practicing Politeness through Meaningful Silences

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0004
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

Chapter Three discusses some of the meaningful silences around–and silencing of–race and sexuality in schools. Even though done with the best of intentions, efforts at maintaining politeness end up ... More


Conclusion: Engagement and Struggle within the “Culture of Nice”

Angelina E. Castagno

in Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681631
eISBN:
9781452948645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681631.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Secondary Education

The concluding chapter suggests that while whiteness shapes what diversity-related policy and practice look like, the resulting policy and practice, in turn, further strengthen whiteness. Thus, ... More


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