In­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of Education

Oc­to­ber 30, 2018

NewsChina - - MEDIA FOCUS -

Education at el­e­men­tary and sec­ondary schools na­tion­wide has fre­quently been crit­i­cized by par­ents over poor teach­ing qual­ity and util­i­tar­i­an­ism. Some teach­ers work part time to teach stu­dents in ex­tracur­ric­u­lar classes sim­ply for lu­cra­tive rea­sons, mak­ing education one of the most bank­able in­dus­tries. Ac­cord­ing to an HSBC re­port in 2017, China has an af­ter-class train­ing mar­ket of US$120 bil­lion and 93 per­cent of Chi­nese par­ents send their chil­dren to ex­tracur­ric­u­lar classes. The in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of education has brought a huge eco­nomic bur­den to par­ents and caused ad­di­tional pres­sure to stu­dents. There is an ur­gent need to re­form eval­u­a­tion cri­te­ria, which rests sim­ply on scores, while reg­u­lat­ing the chaotic af­ter-class train­ing mar­ket.

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