The urban adaptation and adaptation process of urban migrant children: A qualitative study

  title={The urban adaptation and adaptation process of urban migrant children: A qualitative study},
  author={Y. Liu and X. Fang and R. Cai and Y. Wu and Yaofang Zhang},
  journal={Frontiers of Education in China},
This article employs qualitative research methods to explore the urban adaptation and adaptation processes of Chinese migrant children. Through twenty-one in-depth interviews with migrant children, the researchers discovered: The participant migrant children showed a fairly high level of adaptation to the city; their process of urban adaptation emerged as three categories: the U-Type, the J-type, and the “flat line” type. Also explored were long-term acquisition of explicit behaviors, implicit… Expand
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