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Chinese NGOs, The Case of Migrant Children's Education

Mellergård John, Priyanka LU (2016) UTVK01 20161
Department of Human Geography
Abstract
Education is widely acknowledged as central to development. Equal access to education for internal migrant children in Chinese cities is hindered by various institutional barriers and additional disadvantages with poor quality schools. Meanwhile, Chinese NGOs are stepping in to bridge this educational gap. This thesis examines in what ways NGOs are able to influence migrant children’s education, within a context where NGOs are tightly controlled by the state. Using previous research and fieldwork interviews of two Chinese NGOs, the findings suggest they are able to meet the immediate educational and social needs of the children. It also concludes that the NGOs are conditioned by the state and unable to influence greater structural... (More)
Education is widely acknowledged as central to development. Equal access to education for internal migrant children in Chinese cities is hindered by various institutional barriers and additional disadvantages with poor quality schools. Meanwhile, Chinese NGOs are stepping in to bridge this educational gap. This thesis examines in what ways NGOs are able to influence migrant children’s education, within a context where NGOs are tightly controlled by the state. Using previous research and fieldwork interviews of two Chinese NGOs, the findings suggest they are able to meet the immediate educational and social needs of the children. It also concludes that the NGOs are conditioned by the state and unable to influence greater structural impediments for migrant children’s education attainment. (Less)
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author
Mellergård John, Priyanka LU
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organization
course
UTVK01 20161
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
NGOs, Migrant, Children, China, Education
language
English
id
8873933
date added to LUP
2018-05-28 11:35:11
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2018-05-28 11:35:11
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  abstract     = {Education is widely acknowledged as central to development. Equal access to education for internal migrant children in Chinese cities is hindered by various institutional barriers and additional disadvantages with poor quality schools. Meanwhile, Chinese NGOs are stepping in to bridge this educational gap. This thesis examines in what ways NGOs are able to influence migrant children’s education, within a context where NGOs are tightly controlled by the state. Using previous research and fieldwork interviews of two Chinese NGOs, the findings suggest they are able to meet the immediate educational and social needs of the children. It also concludes that the NGOs are conditioned by the state and unable to influence greater structural impediments for migrant children’s education attainment.},
  author       = {Mellergård John, Priyanka},
  keyword      = {NGOs,Migrant,Children,China,Education},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Chinese NGOs, The Case of Migrant Children's Education},
  year         = {2016},
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