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China, Multicultural Education in

The theory of multicultural education introduced by James A. Banks is an idea, an educational reform movement, and a process. It upholds the idea that all students, regardless of their sex, social class, race, or cultural differences, are entitled to equal educational opportunities. Multicultural education in China may be best exemplified by the country's ethnic minority education, which is the main focus of this entry. Ethnic minority education is practiced by ethnic minorities in China to help them better adapt to modern mainstream society as well as to transmit their cultural heritage to the next generation.

Ethnic Minorities in China

China is a united multiethnic nation with different spoken and written languages. Excluding the Han, there are 55 different ethnic minority groups with a total combined ...

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