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IJLT 2023 Vol.9(4): 442-447
doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.4.442-447

Educational Inequality between Rural Children in China and Black Children in the U.S.

Xiaoshu Ding 1, Yichen Hou 2, Ziyan Li 3, and Fuqiong Qi 4,*
1. School of Arts and Humanities, Jiangsu Normal University KeWen College, Xuzhou, China
2. International Curriculum Center, Beijing Open University, Beijing, China
3. School of Foreign Language, Shenyang Normal University, Shenyang, China
4. School of Education, University of York, York, Yorkshire, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
*Correspondence: 2016123813@jou.edu.cn (F.Q.)

Manuscript received September 8, 2022; revised December 19, 2022; accepted April 8, 2023.

Abstract—Educational inequality is caused by regional economic differences, educational resource allocation differences, class differences, and other factors. The concept of equal rights in education is an extension of equal rights in education’s political and economic fields. It refers to an important element of democratization of education, in which people are not restricted by political economy, culture, ethnicity, faith, gender, and geography. In law, people have the same right to education and have the same access to education. Conversely, education inequality still exists, and people suffer from certain discrimination or unfair treatment in education. Despite the rapid economic development in the world in recent years and the obvious progress in education investment and development, inequality in education is still widespread. This paper briefly examines educational inequality in four areas: the differences in education and the pursuit of equality between blacks and whites in American education; the educational problems and social reproduction of children in rural China; the influence of black students in the pursuit of educational equality and the influence of assimilation education; and also gender inequality in the field of education in rural China. Based on the principle of pragmatism, this paper attempts to seek the real reasons and substance behind the phenomenon through the current educational inequality situation to discover the factors that lead to educational inequality. 
Keywords—schooling, social reproduction, co-schooling, educational equality, gender inequality
Cite: Xiaoshu Ding, Yichen Hou, Ziyan Li, and Fuqiong Qi, "Educational Inequality between Rural Children in China and Black Children in the U.S.," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 442-447, December 2023. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.9.4.442-447

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