China Bans Foreign Textbooks at Primary & Middle Schools

By Bridget O'Donnell, January 9, 2020

0 0

201711/originally-uf.jpg

This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


Textbooks imported from foreign countries will be banned at primary and middle schools across China, according to new regulations issued by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday.

Sixth Tone reports that under the new regulations, primary and middle schools, as well as vocational institutions, must use the country’s unified teaching materials for Chinese language, history and politics. Furthermore, editors and authors of the textbooks will be required to align their political stances with the Communist Party of China.

The regulations also stipulate that a new system will be put into place to review textbooks for primary and middle schools. Schools will be required to use materials selected by provincial education administrative departments. Books that have not been reviewed will be forbidden from being published or selected for classrooms.

Notably, the new regulations exclude international high schools, international programs at local high schools, universities and secondary vocational schools, as reported by The Paper. Domestic materials “aren’t sufficient to meet teaching demands” of such institutions, according to the ministry.

While these schools will be allowed to use overseas teaching materials, they’ll still be encouraged to include textbooks from Chinese publishers in their curriculums.

The move comes after the ministry announced a similar crackdown on foreign teaching materials in schools in late 2018. The previous campaign called for a nationwide inspection of educational teaching materials used in elementary and middle schools.

READ MORE: China to Crack Down on Foreign Teaching Material in Schools

[Cover image via Pexels]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

more news

Another International Flight Returns, This Time from Tianjin

Xiamen Air will operate a return flight between Tianjin and Bangkok.

China is Adding Back THESE International Flights This Month

A number of Chinese airlines have announced an increase in one-way and return flights.

International Students Can Now Return to China

Chinese embassies in some countries have stated that international students can apply for X1 visas.

Dulwich Pudong Named in World's Best Schools Top 10 List

The College was shortlisted for their commitment to Supporting Healthy Lives.

We're Now Offering Exclusive Packages for Education Clients

Want to reach thousands of followers with posts promoting all that is best about your school or education institution?

Chinese Province Blocks International Calls to Fight Scams

Four provinces have blocked both international calls and texts, while one has only blocked SMS.

Guangzhou Schools Close Due to Forecasted Rain

A forecast of heavy rain in Guangzhou over the next few days, despite the downpours being relatively mild, has forced the local government to suspend classes in schools and training centers.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsGuangzhou for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Guangzhou With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's !

Visit the archives