Journal of East China Normal University(Educationa ›› 2015, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (3): 53-57.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2015.03.007

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Social Transformation and Schooling in Ethnic Minority Areas: Case Study of Lijiang, Yunnan

HU Di-Ya   

  1. School of Education, Minzu University of China
  • Online:2015-09-20 Published:2015-12-13
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Abstract: In the context of social transformation in China and the more dramatic changes in culture and livelihood in ethnic minority areas, education for ethnic minority faces severer challenges. Lijiang is a typical ethnic minority area transforming from a traditional agricultural society to a society of integrating agriculture and tourism. It is characterized by great changes in culture, livelihood and population migration. Despite its response, local schooling still needs to transform its conceptions accordingly, attach great importance to the innovation of institution and practice, and implement culturally-sensitive education.