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Chinese-style Off-campus Education: Research on the Popularity of After-school Training Institutions

Xianli Zhu
Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Abstract—This paper is mainly about the status quo and long-lasting problems of off-campus education in China. There is no doubt that education should be student-oriented. However, most of Chinese after-school training institutions are carrying out the exam-oriented courses crazily, which ignores the differences of individuals, the rules of their mental and physical development, not to mention the study interests tend to withered away. Various factors are no strangers to this phenomenon, from the educational system, educational needs of every family to the atmosphere created by the training institutions. As a result, a large quantity of people are accustomed to judging the achievements of adolescents down the road simply by predicting their test scores, linking the needs of education with the good jobs and high incomes rather than self-realization. The Education Evaluation System has gradually simplified in a disapproving way, and young people are equal to nothing but an index on their transcripts. People who find themselves embroiled in this ever-spiraling situation feel progressively anxious about score and time, which corrodes the very foundation of Chinese education.
Index Terms—after-school training institutions, off-campus education, scores, time

Cite: Xianli Zhu, "Chinese-style Off-campus Education: Research on the Popularity of After-school Training Institutions," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 247-251, December 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.6.4.247-251

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