1st Edition

Actionable Research for Educational Equity and Social Justice Higher Education Reform in China and Beyond

Edited By Wang Chen, Xu Li, Edward P. St. John, Cliona Hannon Copyright 2018
    310 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    310 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Actionable Research for Educational Equity and Social Justice advances a unique, engaged approach to promoting educational equity and social justice in higher education across China and beyond. Developed as a joint venture of senior and junior scholars in China and the United States, this book documents Chinese, Latin American, U.S., and European examples of engaged scholarship supporting the development of strategies for expanding educational opportunities for low-income families. Drawing from collaborative research, workshops, and field investigations, chapter authors propose and test new methods and practices for reducing educational inequality and provide examples of successful practices that have improved access for low-income students across the globe.


    "Introduction," by Wang Chen, Edward P. St. John, Xu Li, and Cliona Hannon

    Part I Education Equity promoting social Justice IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

    Chapter 1 "The Global Access Challenge: Human Rights, Capital, and Capabilities Reconsidered"

    By Edward P. St. John

    Chapter 2 "The Future of Abdias do Nascimento’s Deferred Dream for Brazil"

    By Patricia Somers, Marilia Morosini, Xímena Canelo, Thaís Carvalho, Rebecca Gavillet, Fernanda Nogueira, Catherine Virola, and Jennifer Zamora

    ChapteR 3 "Engaged Scholarship Promoting Education Equity: Building Alliances Using Actionable Research"

    By Edward P. St. John, Cliona Hannon, Wang Chen, and Patricia Somers

    Chapter 4 "Responding to the Global Access Challenge: Expanding College and Career Opportunities for Students from Low-SES Communities in Ireland"

    By Cliona Hannon & Katriona O’Sullivan

    Chapter 5 "Migrating Innovations Across National Boundaries: Starting Early Access Interventions in the United Kingdom" by Katriona O’Sullivan, James Robson, Cliona Hannon & Niall Winters

    Chapter 6 "College Choice in Global Markets: Remixing Migration, Education, and Human Rights"

    By Feven Girmay & Edward P. St. John


    Chapter 7 "Improving Equity in Chinese Higher Education through Actionable Research: Its Contexts, Possibilities and Issues"

    By Wang Chen, Zhou Ju

    Chapter 8 "Chinese Educational Equality and Social Justice in the Global Period"

    By Lin Jie

    Chapter 9 "Education and the Reconstruction of Chinese Society in the Globalized World" By Fugui Ye

    Chapter 10 "China’s Economy, Educational Finance and Higher Education Access in a World Setting"

    By Lijing Yang

    Chapter 11 "A Qualitative Study of Mobility and Preparation among Partnership Program and Regular Admission Chinese Students"

    By Kelicia Hollis

    Chapter 12 "Architecture of Capitals: A Rigorous Qualitative Inquiry Framework and Its Application in China"

    By Yan Z. Ciupak

    About the Authors


    Wang Chen is Professor and Associate Director in the Institute for History of Education and Culture at Beijing Normal University, China.

    Xu Li is the Associate Director of the Global Engagement Office at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China.

    Edward St. P. John is Algo D. Henderson Collegiate Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, USA.

    Cliona Hannon is Director of the Trinity Access Programmes at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, Ireland.