Connect with us :

China to increase public spending on preschool education

new batch
View
Like
Share

By Xinhua| 23 January, 2018

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — Chinese Minister of Education Chen Baosheng on Tuesday promised to increase public spending and support for preschool education.

The ministry will set a standard for public spending on state-run kindergartens and subsidies for private kindergartens for each child, Chen told a national education conference.

Measures will be adopted to guarantee salaries and benefit for preschool teachers and to increase their professional qualifications, he said.

The government will encourage and support private kindergartens that provide affordable services and spend more money building new kindergartens and expanding existing ones in rural areas, less-developed regions, suburbs and regions where demand increases because of the relaxed birth control policy.

The government will tighten supervision of kindergartens to prevent malpractice, Chen said.

“We will try our best to prevent child abuse in kindergartens. Once discovered, offenders will face severe consequences,” he said.

The country was shocked by two high-profile child abuse cases by preschool teachers last year, one kindergarten under a famous brand in Beijing and a day care center under contract to a leading travel agency in Shanghai, calling attention to shortage of preschool education and qualification of teachers.

A report from the Education Policy Center of Southwest University shows that with China’s implementation of the two-child policy in 2016, the demand for preschool education will see a sharp increase from 2019 and reach its peak in 2021. The report estimates shortfall of 11,000 kindergartens and 3 million kindergarten teachers by then.

Source

 

Related Articles

Crowding Sourcing: Will It Help To Needy/Underprivileged Learners

Crowding Sourcing: Will It Help To Needy/Underprivileged Learners

Story Source: Kalinga TV ~ Go to Original Article India, as a developing country needs to pace fast with time…
Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support For The Education Of Rohingya Children In Bangladesh

Nippon Foundation Announces US$ 2m Support For The Education Of Rohingya Children In Bangladesh

Story Source: Inter Press Service ~ Go to Original Article In the light of limited access to education for displaced…
The LEGO Foundation Awards US$100 Million Grant to the International Rescue Committee to Bring Learning through Play to Children Impacted by Crises in Ethiopia and Uganda

The LEGO Foundation Awards US$100 Million Grant to the International Rescue Committee to Bring Learning through Play to Children Impacted by Crises in Ethiopia and Uganda

Story Source: International Rescue Committee ~ Go to Original Article Today, the LEGO Foundation is awarding a US$100 million grant…