China’s Education Ministry on Monday issued new guidelines to its teachers, saying they should avoid focusing on the politics of education and instead focus on teaching the core lessons of a nation’s development.
The guidelines were issued in a national education conference, where more than 10,000 delegates from the Chinese education world were expected to gather.
Among the five things to avoid: a focus on political, economic and social problems, the ministry said.
China is the world’s largest education market with more than 5,400 schools and more than 8,000,000 students, according to the National Education Foundation.
It is the only country in the world that doesn’t have a curriculum that incorporates education, and it has struggled with the high cost of education in the past.
It also has a strict curriculum, but there are no guidelines on what teachers should teach.
For years, China has had a tough time keeping the curriculum up to date, which has led to some teachers being dismissed.