BEIJING EDUCATION REFORMS AIM TO REDUCE THE RELIANCE ON EXAMS

It has yet to be seen how many of these proposed changes get implemented and how quickly. China’s leading government body, the State Council, unveiled a new set of guidelines on July 8 calling for less focus on exams and more consideration of physical, cultural and political education, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.

“Under the current exam-oriented education system, Chinese students are overloaded with schoolwork and lack sufficient physical exercise, which has given rise to health problems such as obesity and myopia,” Xinhua said.

The guidelines echo calls by Chinese President Xi Jinping over the past year to reshape the country’s education system.

北京教育改革旨在减少对考试的依赖

目前还不清楚这些提议的修改中有多少得到了实施,以及实施的速度有多快。据新华社报道,中国主要政府机构国务院于7月8日公布了一套新的指导方针,呼吁减少对考试的关注,更多地考虑体育、文化和政治教育。

新华社说:“在当前应试教育体制下,中国学生课业负担过重,缺乏足够的体育锻炼,这导致了肥胖和近视等健康问题。”

该指导方针呼应了中国国家主席习近平去年提出的重塑国家教育体系的呼吁。

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