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Minority Education in ChinaBalancing Unity and Diversity in an Era of Critical Pluralism$
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James Leibold and Yangbin Chen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9789888208135

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.001.0001

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How University Administrators View Ethnic Minority Students

How University Administrators View Ethnic Minority Students

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(p.321) 15 How University Administrators View Ethnic Minority Students
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Minority Education in China
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Yu Haibo

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888208135.003.0016

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 education. Based on in-depth interviews with twenty university administrator in 2010 and 2011, Yu demonstrates how a range of opinions co-exists among Han educators, including discriminatory perceptions of minorities as slow, violent and/or backward. She calls for further education, but also stresses that the minorities themselves have an important role to play in leading by example, allowing their own efforts to shine through with the help of their teachers and other educators.

Keywords:   Minority education, China, University administration, Han Chinese, Chinese minorities, Multicultural education, Stereotypes, State schooling in China

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