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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2021, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041110.

Migrant Children Education Problems In China: The Existing and Possible Influences and Solutions


Yue Gu1, Chengsiyang Wan2, Xiaoming Tian3

Corresponding Author:
Yue Gu

1Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 101408, China

2School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Britain, 

3School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, 1023, New Zealand


Educational exclusion of rural-urban migrant children, especially in developing countries, has been one of the most frequently discussed issues in contemporary education. China can be taken as a representative example of this. Due to its large population, the dual “hukou” policy of rural or urban resident identities, and household registration system, China has such a group of parents who are with their migrant children and usually do low-paid work. They live in temporary residency and their children receive poor education. This has caused a dual-track system. The extent of this issue in China is complicated, and has thus wide discussion from researchers and academics over the decades. This article introduces the current educational situation of Chinese rural-urban migrant children, and apply existing theories to illustrate the influences of this issue and the necessity of solving it, proposing possible solutions to this problem. 


urban, rural, policy, migrant children

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Yue Gu, Chengsiyang Wan, Xiaoming Tian. Migrant Children Education Problems In China: The Existing and Possible Influences and Solutions. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 11: 48-51. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2021.041110.


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