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Examination Orientation and the Opportunity Structure in Chinese Education: Case Studies of Kunming High Schools

Simon, Louise


This dissertation examines the nature of education at the senior high school level in Kunming, China, through a participant observation study in four high schools. It discusses Ronald Dore's theory of a 'diploma disease' in the context of the four schools, and the variants which affect it at the level of participants. The dissertation illustrates that the 'backwash effects' which are generated by the National University Entrance Examination are entrenched in the education system and have...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7a2b9f95af7


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