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China's Invisible Crisis: Cognitive Delays among Rural Toddlers and the Absence of Modern Parenting
This article explores the problem of cognitive delays among toddlers in rural China and the role of their caregivers in producing low levels of cognition (i.e., low IQ).
The Education of China's Migrant Children: The Missing Link in China's Education System
This paper examines the academic performance of migrant students in migrant schools in China and explores determinants of their performance.
The Impact of Vouchers on Preschool Attendance and Elementary School Readiness: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural China
Ho Lun Wong
Although preschool has been shown to improve children’s school readiness in many developing countries, preschool attendance in poor rural areas of China is low.
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Jenny Bowen: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains
May 13, 2014
Author Jenny Bowen will speak about her new book, "Wish You Happy Forever: What China’s Orphans Taught Me About Moving Mountains," at this special FSI and REAP Seminar
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Guaranteed Financial Aid for High School
Is low attendance affected by lack of knowledge about financial aid?
Paying for Performance
There is a strong relationship between poor health and the achievement gap. Gaping rural-urban inequality is a major challenge facing the rapidly developing Chinese society today.
Baby Malnutrition and Developmental Delays in Rural China
Left behind by the rapid growth of the Chinese economy in large cities, Stanford researchers find that the average baby in rural China is malnourished and developmentally dealyed.
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REAP at a Glance
Learn the basics of REAP's approach and our research areas of interest in this short documentary.
Dreams to Fulfill
Why does REAP focus on education? Behind the empiricism that characterizes REAP's work are hopes and dreams that deserve to be fulfilled.
Technology and Education: Computer Assisted Learning in Poor Migrant Schools
Can educational software serve as a remedial aid in chronically under resourced schools? The Chinese government has committed billions of dollars to placing computers in schools across China.
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Research Associate, REAP-China