Reduce the burden "across the board"? Ministry of Education: no!
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 14 Nov (Reporter Shi Yuzen)-- "there is no burden on learning at all. How is that possible?" At a press briefing held by the Ministry of Education on the 14th, Lu Yugang, director of the basic Education Department, said in response to the recent problem of reducing the burden of students of great concern to the community that reducing the burden should not simply reduce the difficulty of schoolwork and reduce the amount of homework. We cannot reduce the burden by "blindly" or "across the board".
Lu Yugang believes that reducing the burden is not to make students have no burden of study, but to optimize the reasonable burden of students. In accordance with the requirements of students' all-round development, we should reduce and increase the burden scientifically, optimize the burden of students' schoolwork, and keep the burden of students in a reasonable and moderate range. In view of some shortcomings in the current development of students, it is necessary to strengthen moral education, physical education, aesthetic education, and labor practice, and at the same time persist in teaching students in accordance with their aptitude according to their learning interests and needs. Provide elective courses, flexible homework and help guidance, actively expand the learning space of students, and ensure that students meet the academic quality standards set by the state.
In Lu Yugang's view, it is still necessary to encourage conscientious study, diligent study and hard study. "this is our fine tradition, and it is worth the effort of the students," he said. To reduce the burden is to subtract the unnecessary and unreasonable burden caused by intensive examination, mechanical exercises, advanced training and so on. "
The Ministry of Education stressed that schools should improve quality and efficiency by deepening education and teaching reform, accurately analyze the situation of learning, pay attention to differentiated teaching and individual guidance, and solve the problems of "not enough to eat", "unable to digest" and diverse needs in students' study. At the same time, it is necessary to deepen the governance of extracurricular training institutions, standardize training behavior, strictly prohibit advanced training, strengthen daily supervision and management, improve the "black and white list" system, and effectively reduce the excessive extracurricular burden caused by extracurricular training.