China will give particular attention to labor education in primary and secondary schools and colleges, according to the Ministry of Education.
Labor teaching will be incorporated into the education system to foster citizens with an all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic grounding, in addition to a hard-working spirit, Zheng Fuzhi, vice minister of education, told a press conference.
Calling labor educations the “shortest board” in the education system, Zheng said education through labor must be strengthened with the aim to “cultivate a right view of the world, life and values and develop an interest in doing labor.”
The conference was held to explain a new guideline for advancing education reform and improving the quality of compulsory education, released by the Communist Party of China Central Committee and State Council Monday.
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Labor teaching ranges from household chores to on-campus labor to community volunteer services, according to the guideline.
The ministry will formulate guidelines on promoting labor
teaching in primary and secondary schools and higher learning institutions and syllabuses for labor teaching , Zheng said.
Zheng also stressed sufficient venues for labor teaching, calling for building more practice bases for students to learn agriculture, production and business.