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A Critical Analysis of the Students’ Perceptions of Fairness in the Gaokao System

Aijia Chen


In recent years controversy has emerged over the fairness of the Gaokao, the most important selection examination in China. Understandings and perceptions of the exam’s fairness seem to vary across people’s social status and positions. The purpose of this dissertation is to explore how socioeconomic status affects students’ perceptions of the Gaokao’s fairness.


The fairness of the Gaokao; Socioeconomic status; Educational resources

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i6.7668