Home­work bur­den eases for Chi­nese stu­dents

China Daily European Weekly - - News Digest -

The amount of time pri­mary and mid­dle school stu­dents in China spent on home­work fell from 3.03 hours a day in 2016 to 2.87 hours in 2017, but it is still far higher than in other coun­tries, ac­cord­ing to a re­search re­port. Ex­perts and par­ents have called for rea­son­able amounts of home­work and an eval­u­a­tion sys­tem for stu­dents based on more than just ex­am­i­na­tions, while teach­ers ad­vise par­ents not to fo­cus on com­pe­ti­tion. The re­port by afanti100.com, a Chi­nese on­line ed­u­ca­tion ser­vice provider, is based on a sur­vey of 446,836 stu­dents in 31 pro­vin­cial ar­eas, with 56.7 per­cent from pri­mary schools, 38.6 per­cent from mid­dle schools and the rest from high schools. The re­search in­di­cated that it took pri­mary and mid­dle school stu­dents less time to fin­ish their home­work in 2017 than in 2016.

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