Problems and Breakthroughs of Curriculum Reform in China

Jiuzhou ZHANG, Wei FAN


While China has been undergoing its Curriculum Reform process in recent years, a variety of issues have been exposed. In particular, there are four problematic areas: an one-dimensional mindset, a city-centered tendency, a tendency to be idealistic and a tendency to focus on form over substance. To achieve substantive results of Curriculum Reform, we need to solve four “bottlenecks” that are a fundamental constraint on the development of Basic Education Curriculum Reform. These are the ‘single thinking’ mode of curriculum leadership, the lag in the examination evaluation system, a lack of curriculum resources, and the insufficiency of teacher-training.


Basic education curriculum reform; Question; Bottle-neck

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