Holistic education in China
great powers of imagination and can more easily learn about Dali and surrealism. In fact, they may even discover that the products of their imaginations aren’t that different from the work of these artists,” said Shi.
Earlier this year, the State Council acknowledged that the aesthetic education curriculum in China’s schools was lacking and released guidelines which stipulate that it should be extensively strengthened.
The guidelines also state that a modern aesthetic education system should be established across different education levels, combining classroom teaching and extracurricular activities by 2020.
“Art education is one of most special and basic parts of a person’s education experience that comes without any social utilitarianism. It is also a kind of public education and should be opened up to more children and teenagers,” said Chen Yidong, president of GymChina Group, the parent company of Tomato Art School.