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How to deal with foreign textbooks in China

Popularity 2Viewed 1439 times 2020-1-8 10:38 |Personal category:education|System category:News

Recently officials banned directly using foreign textbooks in primary schools. I made a reply as comment to that post:
"The introduction of this regulation has something to do with the Hong Kong crisis. As a teacher I have posted many writings on the textbook issue. I feel that there are many problems with our current textbooks for kids. The bottom reason is that we are poor on telling children a definite explaining to a certain concept if compared with our foreign counterparts. In English you can see colorful descriptions about the same word while our traditional teaching method( only-one-key-to-the problem) limits children‘s development on thinking! 
If you really want to improve the quality of China education,we must change our out-dated speaking-writing style. Only in this way, the future our nation's textbooks will be as perfect as foreign ones on quality. 
(By the way, I think the original English texts on science should be free in primary-middle school. ) ".

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Reply Report SEARU 2020-1-9 16:14
sulagu: I also do not think China should continue to use English text books.  Education to a nation is a matter of sovereignty.  To use foreign text book woul ...
Thank you for the constructive comment. The note goes in simple words that is easy for kids to understand as a good text! I wish all articles in the textbooks are written this way by native writers. In fact those original foreign texts are not fit Chinese students due to the ‘strange’ contents which are far beyond students' comprehension. Kids enjoy the ‘domestic’ English articles which are closer to their own life. So that is ideal if Chinese educators produce powerful teaching materials those are a piece of cake for schooling.

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