Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India

Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India

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This book compares primary education in urban and rural China and India. It focuses on how the sociocultural context including educational policy, educators and parentsa€™ beliefs, and the conditions under which teaching and learning occur shape classroom pedagogy and determine childrena€™s attainment. This in-depth, authentic, comparative analysis of the two largest educational systems in the world is a must-read for scholars interested in the teaching and learning in these two rapidly developing Asian cultures. A common set of questions has been addressed in diverse contexts. The empirical work on which this book is based is most impressive a€“ videotaping of mathematics and language lessons, interviews with parents and educators questionnaires with parents, teachers and children and tests of childrena€™s mathematics attainment a€“ and this done in 3 locations in China, 3 in India and 12 schools in total.For the Ministry of Education, the goals of the reform are to a#39;bring forth a new generation of higha€”caliber citizens, people who are ... to provide feedback on studentsa#39; learning needs, to improve teaching, and to promote student development (Zhu, 2007). ... For example, an emphasis on a#39;problem solvinga#39; in mathematics was evident (Zhang, 2005) and new teaching ... advocate a shift from knowledge transmission to developing learning ability and the capacity for lifea€”long learning.

Title:Teaching in Primary Schools in China and India
Author: Nirmala Rao, Emma Pearson, Kai-ming Cheng
Publisher:Routledge - 2013

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