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ERIC Number: EJ1155211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
The Problem of Science Education in Minority Areas--Based on a Study in Gansu Province of China
Liang, Bai
Chinese Education & Society, v50 n1 p18-24 2017
After 60 years of development, minority education not only has made great achievements in China, but also faces many problems. Among them is the problem of science education. The students learning in high school in the basic education in minority areas have faced particular difficulties in learning science. The teaching quality is not high, students generally fear the sciences and select the arts, and there is a structural imbalance in minority college student choices of majors. The proportion of minority college students in the arts and humanities far exceeds the proportion choosing the sciences. The minority science education problem has a great impact on both the economic and social development of minority areas and on improving the quality of minority education. In order to improve science education in minorities of China, this article proposes several suggestions: (1) Implement an open and integrated minority education system; (2) adjust the discipline structure at colleges serving ethnic minorities; and (3) improve basic science education in minority areas. [This article was translated by Michelle LeSourd.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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