The issue of the National College Entrance Examination fairness has received increasing attention on the mainland, but little research has been done on the different experiences of students from different classes who take the National College Entrance Examination. This paper explores how students from the urban working class prepare for the National College Entrance Examination, and the difficulties and injustices they will encounter in the process. The study conducted one-on-one interviews with five working-class students from different regions of the mainland to gain an in-depth understanding of the difficulties they encountered in preparing for the National College Entrance Examination and how they overcame and got into their desired universities. The study found that students from working-class families need to put in extra effort to prepare for the National College Entrance Examination, grasp any gatekeeping point, receive psychological support from their parents and study resources from key high schools, and always believe that the National College Entrance Examination can help them achieve class leap in order to succeed in the National College Entrance Examination.
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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