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Project Hope and the Hope School System in China: A Re-evaluation

Chengzhi Wang

Title:
Project Hope and the Hope School System in China: A Re-evaluation
Author(s):
Wang, Chengzhi
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Articles
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Libraries and Information Services
Volume:
7
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Book/Journal Title:
Education Policy Analysis Archives
Abstract:
I investigate the creation, development, contributions and limits of Project Hope, a huge government-endorsed education project seeking non-governmental contributions to overcome educational inadequacy in poverty-stricken rural communities in transitional China. By reexamining the composition of sponsored students, the locations of Hope Primary Schools and non-educational orientations for building and expanding schools, I argue that Project Hope and its Hope School system have not contributed to educational access, equality, equity, efficiency and quality as it should have. Poverty-reduction-oriented curriculum requirements in Hope Primary Schools are theoretically misleading and realistically problematic.
Subject(s):
Elementary education
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