New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year

New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year

Children run after getting new textbooks at Xuyi Shiyan Primary School in Xuyi County, east China’s Jiangsu province

— As millions of Chinese students entered new primary and middle schools on the first day of the academic year on Friday, they received newly-edited books and a new curriculum, adjusting the educational emphasis toward different subjects.Yi Mide, a grade one student in the No. 2 Primary School of Qigong Street, Shenyang, capital of northeast China’s Liaoning province, said he did not have English on his curriculum like older students, but had science, which was new to grade one students.Less EnglishPreviously, studies of Chinese and English had the same weighting, and Chinese students started English study from grade one in primary schools.The revised curriculum followed a slew of reforms announced by China’s Ministry of Education last year on the National College Entrance Exam, or the gaokao, asking universities not to base their judgement of applicants solely on the gaokao scores of three major subjects — math, Chinese and English — but take consideration of selective classes as well as evaluations of morality, physical health, art cultivation and social practices.

Source: New curriculum, text books as Chinese schools start academic year[1]- Chinadaily.com.cn

0

About Christian Hoffeldt

Talent Scout, Human Resource Management, Talent Management , Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Change Management, Psychology, Neuropsychology

    You May Also Like