Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2020, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (9): 119-136.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2020.09.007

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From Philosophical Research to Empirical Research: Paradigm Shift in Education Equity Research

Huang Zhongjing, Sun Xiaoxue, Wang Qian   

  1. Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Published:2020-09-15

Abstract: This paper analyzes 932 academic papers published in CSSCI databank and explores the development of educational equity research in China in recent ten years and analyzes the transformation of educational equity research paradigm through content analysis and coding research. Research findings: (1) the research topics of education equity shift from macro-equity research to micro-equity research; (2) the research method of education equity shift from philosophical research to empirical research; (3) looking at the correlation between research topics and methods, empirical research is strongly related to resources distribution in input equity, context factors in access equity, curriculum and pedagogical materials in process equity, and individual output in education output equity. The new education equity research methods include experimental economics, geographic information system, educational ethnography, and information technology in education, etc.

Key words: Education equity, educational equity research, philosophical research, empirical research