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Education in China

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Education in China
By Ashley & Sam

Teachers
References
(2013). Education For All. Retrieved from http://www.ncee.org/programs-affiliates/center-on-international-education-benchmarking/top-performing-countries/shanghai-china/shanghai-china-education-for-all/
Xia, Yanwen. (6 February 2013). Future of Education is Brighter in China, the US should take notice. Retrieved 28 October 2013 from http://www.policymic.com/articles/24823/future-of-education-is-brighter-in-china-the-u-s-should-take-notice
Xinhua News Agency. 16 March 2011. Beijing, 2011 budget report. Retrieved 28 October 2013 from http://www.gov.cn/2012lh/content_2093446.htm
Kritzer, Jeffrey. Spring 2011. Special Education in China. Retrieved 28 October 2013 from http://castle.eiu.edu/edjournal/Spring_2011/Special_education_China.pdf
Hopper, Jessica. 16 November 2010. Educating China
Van Schaack , T. (n.d.). Comparing U.S. and Chinese Public School Systems
Retrieved from http://sitemaker.umich.edu/vanschaack.356/comparison_of_teachers_and_teaching_strategies

Fun Facts!
Teachers are very respected in China and are even given their own national holiday on September 29th, Teacher day.
12 years of schooling, 41 more school days than America, 30% more instruction per year
Due to China being a communist nation, it sensors most of the information that goes out of the country
China:
Communist country
The world's largest education system.
Population: 1.351 billion
Ranking: first in math, reading, & science
Funding:
324.86 billion yuan = $53,382,619.50 US dollars
Tuition is free up to Junior school
CHINA VS USA
USA:
Population: 313.9 million
Ranking: 23rd-science, 17th-reading, 25th-math
Funding:
The U.S. spent twice as much
$7,743 per school aged child
Estimated $68.4 million in 2014
Free public education K-12

Demographics
Grade Levels
Pre-School:
Kindergarten - 3-6 years old
20-40 class size with 2 teachers and a nurse
Academics start early
Primary - 5-6 years - 99% enrollment rate
Junior-Secondary - 3 years - 99%
50 average class size, one teacher
Gaokao exam
Senior-Secondary - 3 years OR mid-level vocational schools
Students
Testing
Special Education
Expectation:
Collaboration with students
Teachers have very high expectations for all students.
Salary:
$32,250/ year
Experience:
Higher education teachers must graduate from secondary school. and attend two additional years at a professional institute.
Primary school teachers need to be graduates of secondary schools.
Ratio: male vs female:
More than half of China's teachers are Female.
minorities:
Not a lot of diversity in teachers

Same right to education
Separate schools - not enough
Disabled students forced to enroll in regular classes to receive an education
Lack of diagnosis technology & professionals
No teacher training
Average of 50 students, with 2 disabled students
The children of Migrant Workers comprise 20% of all Chinese Students. These students are the largest group of struggling students in China.
Imbalance of Demographics due to the Increasing number of elderly people.
Do you think China almost ignoring disabled students leads to the success of their country?
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT CHINA'S EDUCATION SYSTEM?
China:
gaokao - college entrance exam
Only way to determine future
Students prepare their whole life
Mindset of constantly competing with peers
"No music, no art, no sports...one standard curriculum, one textbook, & the gaokao is the only way to get into college..." Zhao
NEED FOR REFORM
Question:
As China is moving away from standardized testing & focusing more on student engagement, anxiety, and happiness, and America is shifting more towards standardized testing, do you think America's scores will raise?
PARENT INVOLVEMENT IS CRUCIAL
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