In today’s Talking Points: Student aid in China report released, Australian parents spending less time helping children with homework, New Partnership developed between CIKD and UNICEF China to promote child development, Educational Department in eastern city Hangzhou implements a new policy to ease the homework burden of students
Student aid in China report released
Today the full findings of student aid utilized in 2017 was released after collaboration between the ministries of finance and education, the People’s Bank of China and the China Banking Regulatory Commission. Fund allocation ranges from full coverage for doctoral candidates to textbooks for pre-schoolers. All of which aims to improve access to quality education for impoverished individuals, bridge the urban-rural divide, as well as a number of other measures to ensure China’s next generation receive the best start possible.
Read More: China Daily
Australian parents spending less time helping children with homework
At 4.4 hour per week Australian parents spend less time with their children assisting them with homework than our OECD neighbours. In fact 27% of parents surveyed reported they spent no time helping their kids, across all respondents being time-short was the reason 52% of the time. India ranked first in time spent at 12 hours per week, with the global average being 6.7 hours.
Read More: SMH
New Partnership developed between CIKD and UNICEF China to promote child development
The China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) and UNICEF China have announced a newly established partnership that supports research into development of children in countries involved in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Whilst UNICEF China is dedicated to the protection of children’s rights, CIKD is dedicated to the dissemination of information on the development of children in different conditions. The partnership hopes to draw from their differing areas of expertise, with a particular focus on educational themes essential to early childhood development.
Read More: China Daily
Educational Department in eastern City Hangzhou implements a new policy to ease the homework burden of students
A new educational policy that allows students to turn in their homework the next day with a parental signature if they are unable to finish it by 9pm or 10pm, aims at reducing the adverse effect of China’s heavy homework load on children. The new educational reform also has guidelines for teachers that encourages teachers to design homework that is adaptable to students’ needs, and stipulates that primary school teachers are not allowed to assign paper-based homework for students below second grade.
Read More: Women of China