fredag 17. mai 2024

China Launches Campaign to Bring Order to Unruly Classrooms

China’s top education authority has vowed to take stronger action to protect the well-being of minors on school campuses, following a raft of high-profile incidents that have raised public concern. In a notice published Tuesday, China’s Ministry of Education announced the start of a special campaign targeting a range of problems in schools, from bullying to disorderly management practices.

The crackdown — which is set to continue until the end of the year — will reportedly focus on 12 issues affecting China’s preschool, primary, and secondary education system. These include bullying, teachers discriminating against students or using corporal punishment in the classroom, and schools giving excessive homework or failing to allow students to take recess.