Minority language issues in Chinese higher education: Policy reforms and practice among the Korean and Mongol ethnic groups

Weiyan XIONG*, W. James JACOB, Huiyuan YE

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The purpose of this study is to compare Korean and Mongol minorities in the Peoples Republic of China in terms of their native language preservation and educational experiences at the higher education level, and to investigate differences and similarities between Korean and Mongol minorities language issues. Content area experts on Chinese minority education from China, South Korea, and the United States were interviewed for this study. Findings include suggestions for helping to formulate government educational policies regarding issues related to language in Chinese minority education at the higher education level. This information is helpful to better understand and educate others in school and home settings where Chinese ethnic minority students reside. The advancement of Chinese minority education knowledge related to higher education will significantly strengthen and empower individuals, families, and communities throughout the Peoples Republic of China.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-482
Number of pages28
JournalFrontiers of Education in China
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016
Externally publishedYes



  • Chinese higher education
  • ethnic minority education
  • indigenous education
  • Korean Chinese
  • Mongol Chinese

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