rural education



Who’s Watching Left-behind Children?

Liz Carter at Tea Leaf Nation gives a summary of recent debates among weibo users over the safety and education of China’s 60 million “left-behind” children: As reports of sexual assault and even murder of...

Rural School Kids Suffer Malnutrition

While childhood obesity expands in China’s cities, many children in impoverished rural areas still suffer from chronic malnutrition and hunger. Lan Fang and Wang Heyan at Caixin Online report that research into the problem...

The Children of China

Jiayang Fan, a rural-born Chinese girl who later left China for the United States, tells her life story as a girl in rural China under the one-child policy . From the New Yorker: In my kindergarten class of only children, we...

School in China Is an Unlikely Wonder

Tensions between Tibetans and Chinese officials are escalating to dangerous heights in many areas. Among a host of issues raised by Tibetans in protest of their treatment at the hands of Beijing is the requirement that Tibetan...

Anger over Substitute Teacher Dismissals

The planned dismissal of 448,000 substitute teachers throughout China has generated angry comments from netizens. A few days ago, ChinaHush translated news reports about the lay-offs and posted photos illustrating the difficult...

Photos: Children from a Rural School

The following photos are from “Haixiao welcome different views” (海啸欢迎不同观点) blog, translated by CDT: Recently, I went to the district of An Ding in Dingxi , Gansu for a business trip to Nanping Elementary School,...

Rural Schools Closing Down With Dramatic Enrollment Drops in Shanxi – China Economy Weekly

A side effect of China’s yawning economic inequality. Translated by CDT from China Economy Weekly magazine (‰∏≠ÂõΩÁªèʵéÂë®Âàä): Liu Jianbing (Âàòª∫ÂÖµ), a pseudonym, was recently a principal of a rural elementary school at Shuozhou City (ÊúîÂ∑û) in Shanxi Province. He just resigned from the school, after years of continual dropping of enrollments at his school. In […]

China Addresses Income Gap Between Urban, Rural Teachers – Xinhua

From Xinhua: China’s Compulsory Education Law which took effect last September stipulates that the local average wage for teachers should not be lower than that of civil servant. Teachers’ wages generally comprise two parts: “basic income” and “structural income” which varies according to rank, school and region….[Full Text] See also “A Generation of Rural Teachers […]



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