Competition of Family Background with Local Characteristics
There is an increasing effect of family background on children’s education in China. In this chapter, the author will investigate how family background influences the engagement of families in admission to public junior high schools in Community A of Beijing as a case study. The author will analyze experiences in admission to junior high schools based on interviews with school principals and parents of Community A to visualize how families engaged in junior high school admission by utilizing their various resources. The analysis will follow stages of admission to public junior high schools in Community A to visualize a full process of competition among parents for public school admission in urban China which are based on advantage, privileges, and local characteristics.
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