A Study on Xinjiang Student Enrollment in High Schools in China
ethnic minority education
In September 2000, the Ministry of Education established so-called Xinjiang classes at 13 senior high schools in 12 cities including Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin. One thousand students from Xinjiang Uyghur Automous District were enrolled. In 2012, these figures increased to 8030 students at 85 senior high schools in 44 cities respectively. The students consist of 10% of Han Chinese peasants and farmers' children and more than 80% are ethnic minority peasants and farmers' children. Number of minority students admitted to the Xingjiang class is distributed by the percentage of each minority group in Xinjiang Province. Also, students must have good examination results in order to be accepted into the senior high school classes. This paper will discuss the requirements for students admitted to the Xinjiang classes, i.e. the students'academic ability, the rationales behind the percentage of minority students in schools, the geographic distribution of students and the types of schools. This paper will also deal with the objectives, requirements, and methods of recruiting students in order to clarify the government's policy intention on fostering the human resources of ethnic minorities and to analyze how it works out in the Xinjiang classes.
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