Learning with Mothers

A Study of Home Schooling in China

Author: Xiaoming Sheng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Education

Page: 150

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The literature in relation to home schooling grounded in empirical research and focusing on gender role and the impacts of social class has been neglected and unexplored. Home schooling is at an initial period, for the public, researchers, media and educational authorities in China it is mysterious and even abnormal or odd. This book seeks to bring a rich body of qualitative data to provide in-depth information in relation to the demographic characteristics of home schooling parents, the motivations for home schooling in China, the process of practicing it and its relevant academic and social outcomes. Learning with Mothers examines the social difference in terms of social class in the process of home schooling and also takes account of gender difference in terms of parental involvement, aiming to answer the questions about home schooling, such as: - Who are practicing home schooling for their children? - Why do parents choose to home school their children? - How are parents involved in their home schooling? - What is accomplished in doing so? This book is the first book in relation to home schooling in China. This book will be essential reading for researchers, postgraduate students and Chinese parents with in-depth information in relation to summary of updated literature on home schooling in China.

Home Schooling in China

Culture, Religion, Politics, and Gender

Author: Xiaoming Sheng

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 224

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Home Schooling in China seeks to provide a better understanding of the social movement of home schooling in China. In this book, the author addresses several major themes of home education, including marketization, social stratification, culture, religion, Confucianism, gender policy, gender, and home schooling. This book draws a broad attention to the in-depth information to the relationship of marketisation, social stratification, and home education in China. It offers an implication for a better understanding not only for influences of religion (e.g. Christianity) but also the effects of Confucianism on the growth of home education in China. With a strong theoretical foundation, the book comprehensively untangles the key possible factors that shape China’s social movement of home education. The book offers a background on theories and research methodology, as well as reports on empirical studies that analyse the influences of marketisation on home schooling, social stratification, and the development of home schooling. This book is ideal reading for academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of Confucianism, social class, gender, and education in China.

Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development

Author: Dongping Yang

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 414

View: 530

The first volume of the English-language Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development (formerly The China Educational Development Yearbook offers international scholars a glimpse into key issues in Chinese education today from the perspective of Chinese academics, practitioners, and applied researchers.

Sixth Grade Homeschooling

Math, Science and Social Science Lessons, Activities, and Questions

Author: Thomas Bell

Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 911

Over 50 discussion questions and activities, and 300 questions, fill this comprehensive workbook. The book covers science, math and social science for fith grade. If you are homeschooling (or if you are just trying to get extra practice for your child), then you already know that social science workbooks and curriculum can be expensive. Homeschool Brew is trying to change that! We have teamed with teachers and parents to create books for prices parents can afford. We believe education shouldn’t be expensive. Each subject may also be purchased individually.

It’S a Long Way from China to Hollywood

Author: Grace F. Yang

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

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From communism to democracy, from the sixties to the modern day, from the smallest villages to the largest cities, from film to real life, Its a Long Way from China to Hollywood travels halfway around the world and shares the life story of Grace Yang. In this memoir, Yang narrates the story of her journey and the events that molded her lifefrom her birth in China in 1964, living under the Communist rule of Mao Zedong, growing up with her parents as an only child, immigrating to America, and coordinating a successful entertainment career. From her school days to her friends, to her marriage and daughters birth, she provides a glimpse of life in China and the many differences between it and life in the United States. A story of life on two continents and in two different cultures, Its a Long Way from China to Hollywood communicates the trials and tribulations of one familys struggle to obtain an unimaginable dream. It shows how immigration has become a phenomenal part of our civilization that merges humanity through many generations.

Language, Culture, and Identity Among Minority Students in China

The Case of the Hui

Author: Yuxiang Wang

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 234

This book explores Hui (one of the Muslim minority groups in China) students' lived experiences in an elementary school in central P. R. China from the perspectives of philosophical foundations of education and the sociology of education, the impact of their experiences on their identity construction, and what schooling means to Hui students. The book describes a vivid picture of how the Hui construct their own identities in the public school setting, and how the state curricula, teachers, and parents play roles in student identity construction. The objectives of the book are to discover factors that impact Hui students' identity construction and have caused Hui students to know little about their own culture and language; and to explore what should be done to help teachers, administrators, and policy makers appreciate minority culture and include minority culture and knowledge in school curriculum in order to meet the needs of Hui students. The book provides historical, policy, and curricular contexts for readers to understand Hui students' experiences in central China, and discusses the cultural differences between Han and Hui from a philosophical level. The book uses postcolonial theory to critique the assimilative nature of school education, the construction of Hui students' identity from Han ideology, and the cultural hegemony of the mainstream Han group. It also discusses curriculum reconceptualization both in China and globally, and the possibility of multicultural education in China.

Social Cohesion in Greater China

Challenges for Social Policy and Governance

Author: Ka-Ho Mok

Publisher: World Scientific


Category: China

Page: 374

View: 288

This book critically examines the issues and challenges of social development faced by societies in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, with particular reference to the major strategies these societies adopt to promote social cohesion and civil harmony in the context of globalization. It focuses on people who have been socially marginalized by the Asian financial crisis in 1997, and examines the measures Greater China has adopted to balance economic growth and social development. The book will be of interest to readers who wish to know more about societies in Mainland China, and the effects of globalization.

Scholarly Communication in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan

Author: Jingfeng Xia

Publisher: Elsevier


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 262

This is one of the very few books that systematically explores the characteristics of scholarly communication outside the West. Over the last decade the advances in information technology have remodelled the foundation of scholarly communication. This book examines how countries/regions in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan) have reacted to the innovations in the conduct of research and in the exchange of ideas. It outlines the traditional systems of scholarly exchange in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan, and then concentrates on the efforts of these countries/regions to provide revolutionary ways of writing, publishing, and reading of information produced by members of the academic community. It also discusses the achievements as well as challenges in the process of technology innovations, highlighting the uniqueness of practices in scholarly communication in this part of the world. The first book on this topic Chapters written by experts from each country and region covered Comprehensive introduction with historical view and critical perspective

Understanding Watchman Nee

Spirituality, Knowledge, and Formation

Author: Dongsheng John Wu

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 257

This book situates Nee's view within the rich heritage of the Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox spiritual traditions, and thus renders Nee's thought more intelligible to Christians of both evangelical and more liberal persuasions. In this book Dongsheng John Wu examines Watchman Nee's thought on the spiritual life, focusing on the relationship between spiritual formation and spiritual knowledge. Different ways of acquiring spiritual understanding are explored, including the respective roles of divine illumination, intellectual studies, and life circumstances. Understanding Watchman Nee begins by synthesizing strategic aspects of Nee's teachings as well as formative events and sources in the development of Nee's own spirituality and theology. It then utilizes the critical work of contemporary theologian Mark McIntosh to bring Nee's voice into dialogue with some important figures in the history of Christian spirituality. Such interactions reveal that Nee's crucial theological convictions exhibit strong parallels with related themes found in the church's spiritual or mystical treasures.

The Politics of Historical Production in Late Qing and Republican China

Author: Tze-ki Hon

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 824

By examining various forms of historical production happening outside the mainstream of academic history in early 20th century China, this book shows how historical writings were central to the Chinese debate on the nation, elite authority, and active citizenry.

Salt and Light, Volume 3

More Lives of Faith That Shaped Modern China

Author: Carol Lee Hamrin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 278

View: 861

In this centennial year of China's 1911 Revolution, Volume 3 in the Salt and Light series includes the life stories of influential Chinese who played a political or military role in the new Republic that emerged. Recovering this precious legacy of faith in action shows the deep roots of the revival of Christian faith in China today.

Homeschooling Methods

Seasoned Advice on Learning Styles

Author: Gena Suarez

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group


Category: Education

Page: 269

View: 226

"Elaborates on today's most viable at-home teaching models."--Page 4 of cover.

China, Japan, Korea

Culture and Customs

Author: Ju Brown

Publisher: Ju Brown


Category: Cooking

Page: 191

View: 783

This unique guide and reference book covers a wide range of topics and cultural issues pertaining to East Asia.

China's National Minority Education

Culture, Schooling, and Development

Author: Gerard A. Postiglione

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 438

View: 394

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Zhu Yongxin on Education

Author: Zhu Yongxin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional


Category: Business & Economics


View: 767

The first New Education experimental school was launched in 2002 in Kunshan, Jiangsu Province. Since then, Zhu Yongxin’s innovative experiment in education has greatly gained in popularity and its ideas and vision have now been embraced by more than 4,200 schools across China. In its pursuit of “a happy, complete educational life,” it has changed the life of more than 4.9 million teachers and students, representing a positive force that is reshaping the education scene in China. In this latest volume from the founder of the New Education, the principles at the heart of the Education Experiment vision are clearly explained and illustrated with vibrant case studies. Zhu outlines the ideas, spirit, and behaviors that are its driving force, from the focus on teacher development to the central place of reading in "a campus full of the fragrance of books." Zhu provides guidance on how to create the ideal classroom; the importance of developing excellent curriculum; the benefits of the “One Thing per Month” initiative, and the necessity of building a digital community to support students and teachers.

Creating Wealth and Poverty in Postsocialist China

Author: Deborah Davis

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 935

Presents an up-to-date look at the social processes and consequences of China's rapid economic growth.

U.S. Immigration and Education

Cultural and Policy Issues Across the Lifespan

Author: Elena L. Grigorenko, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company


Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 210

This handbook helps readers to both understand and craft policies to aid the successful acculturation of immigrants in the US. It is an excellent road map for researchers in immigration and education, as well as educational and developmental psychologists, sociologists, economists, and public policy makers. An immigrant from Russia, Dr. Grigorenko weaves her first-hand experiences and strategies into this unique text. It encompasses all available research on immigration and acculturation, from new information on bilingual education to studies of low-skill versus high-skill workers. Key Topics: Immigration and America: current snapshot of US immigration policy and a demographic profile Immigration and education: Pre-K though grade12, higher, and adult education, and the labor market Immigration and incorporation into society: Implications for human development, health, and policy

China's Muslim Hui Community

Migration, Settlement and Sects

Author: Michael Dillon

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 385

This is a reconstruction of the history of the Muslim community in China known today as the Hui or often as the Chinese Muslims as distinct from the Turkic Muslims such as the Uyghurs. It traces their history from the earliest period of Islam in China up to the present day, but with particular emphasis on the effects of the Mongol conquest on the transfer of central Asians to China, the establishment of stable immigrant communities in the Ming dynasty and the devastating insurrections against the Qing state during the nineteenth century. Sufi and other Islamic orders such as the Ikhwani have played a key role in establishing the identity of the Hui, especially in north-western China, and these are examined in detail as is the growth of religious education and organisation and the use of the Arabic and Persian languages. The relationship between the Chinese Communist Party and the Hui as an officially designated nationality and the social and religious life of Hui people in contemporary China are also discussed.