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Social Class Differences in Access to Higher Eduction in China

Topic: Social Class Differences in Access to Higher Eduction in China

Speaker: Professor Weiyi Wang from Fujian Normal University, visiting scholar at Center
on Chinese Education, Teachers College Columbia University.

Time: 1.00-2.30 pm on November 3rd (Tuesday).

Location: GDH 179, Teachers College

Refreshment will be provided

Brief introduction of this presentation:

Social Class Differences in Access to Higher Eduction in China

Over the last decade, higher education in China has expanded rapidly. More students
have the opportunity to go to college compared to their counterparts in the past.
However, despite the expansion and increasing opportunities of higher education, some
people begin to wonder whether students have more equal opportunity to go to college than
before, especially for students from low socioeconomic background.

In order to answer the questions above, Professor Wang will first review the current
development of higher education in China, and then answer the questions of ?who goes to
college , where do they, go and whether higher education reproduces social inequality?
from concrete data analysis. This will reveal the social class differences in access to
higher eduction in China. In the end, he will analyze which type of higher education
institutions can play a key role in eliminating or reducing the differences.

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