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Could compulsory education be replaced by home-school? [Copy link] 中文

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TedM Post time: 2017-2-25 15:18
Parents increasingly opting for traditional Chinese education?????  Where did this suggestion come f ...

Reformation of Gaokao system is taking place gradually.
Perhaps, it is the Hukou system that must be abolished so as to enable and ensure mobility of top talents.
Give it a chance!

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seneca Post time: 2017-2-24 23:31
Yeah, my opinion actually. But do you think children can learn social skills in bootcamps In cla ...

I agree. Few things are as worthy of high taxes as good teachers and schools (esp the teachers).
What's on your mind...

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Having both could create competition!
Question is will limited precious resources be optimally allocated for best use without waste.
Where government schools do have sufficient space, some schools have implemented selective enrollment with criteria that could be abused but never discovered.

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Gayle Post time: 2017-2-25 11:57
What are these traditional Chinese education methods?

Since the dawn of Chinese civilization, there were many traditional Chinese education methods.
All of them had one common objective. That is to serve in the government service. However, not all dynasties had the same emphasis.
Hence, the answer for your good question would take time to answer, even for a simple answer.

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This post was edited by Gayle at 2017-2-26 02:12

Back to the subject of homeschooling, besides being a teacher, I worked for years at a private tutoring center that worked with many homeschoolers, providing tutoring, counseling and materials.

There is a stereotype here in the USA that homeschoolers are mainly religious fundamentalists who think science is anti-God and who want to protect their children from the secular value systems of the schools.  There are indeed quite a few like that. But in reality, there is a wide range of reasons that parents choose homeschooling, and every homeschooling situation is unique.  There are many situations in which homeschooling is better (even much better) than what the school could provide.  There are many other situations in which it is much worse.  And many situations in which it is mixed, better in some ways and worse in other ways.

There are ways that the state can regulate homeschooling to maximize its advantages and minimize its disadvantages, including monitoring the quality of their education.

With so many Chinese families having only one child, homeschooling could increase the child's social isolation.   In the USA, homeschooling parents often create associations that enable them to bring their children together for social opportunities, which actually can promote socialization better than merely studying next to another child in school.  

Here in the USA, though, Trump's new education secretary wants to give money (vouchers) to homeschooling parents, the share of the taxes that would have gone to educating their children in the public schools.  They don't care how they weaken the public schools, because their ultimate aim is to privatize the school system, leaving the public schools only with the problem students the private schools don't want.  I think that homeschooling can have a place, but they should not receive tax money.

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