Education is the key to success for every person and nation. There are many teaching approaches to effectively educate a person. However, things are a bit different in China.
Robot learning and sensitive lesson illustrations at schools.
A video shows students in uniform lined up in a hallway. They are focused on rote learning to memorize lessons. Each student holds a textbook, reading the lesson’s content aloud. It is unknown if this method of learning works.
Many activities need to be conducted to learn reading comprehension effectively such as brainstorming, discussion, and silent reading. In the video, it appears to be chaotic because too many voices are heard at the same time.
Moreover, strange and sensitive illustrations have appeared in China’s children’s textbooks and picture books in the last two months. Parents were concerned since numerous character illustrations featured tattoos, obscenity, and other perversions.
In the past few days, the media has continuously exposed other publishing houses for their mentally harmful publishing practices to the younger generation.
With recent occurrences, several concerns regarding teaching approaches to children have been raised
Are the texts’ contents true or false?
For many years, the Chinese education system has used teaching materials to brainwash and poison young people’s minds. Primary and secondary school in Chinese language, history, and political textbooks are filled with brain-washing stories, false history, and false hero reputations, promoting false and evil fights.
Take the main character in the story of “Crowing Roosters in the Midnight” as an example.
He is a diligent, thrifty, and kind person. He has never learned to crow in the middle of the night, not to mention that the long-term workers are lighting candles to grow crops. However, the Chinese government has changed the content.
As Sohu reports, in the Chinese textbooks, the landowners bully others, learning how to crow in the middle of the night to wake them up, forcing the migrant workers to work in the fields ahead of schedule. They keep hearing the chicken’s crow every time they fall asleep. The workers have no choice but to drag their tired bodies to work. Eventually, one of them finds that the landlord imitates the chicken’s crow.
Liu Wencai and Huang Shiren, two powerful landlords, have both been demonized by the Chinese government in a similar manner. Their primary goals are to brainwash people, and promote class enmity and conflict.
- Brainwash children with false information
Embellishing untrue history events
Furthermore, the current Chinese administration has manipulated historical facts in basic and secondary school textbooks. They hid the historical facts, sanitized history, and utilized phony history to conceal its horrible deeds.
According to Chinese media outlet Xin Tang Ren, the escape of the Red Army is propaganda as they went north to resist Japan as part of the Second United Front with the Kuomintang to fight against the Japanese during the Second Sino-Japanese War of 1937–1945. The growing of opium in Nanniwan is rewritten as a mass production in a bid to become self-sufficient. The death of Zhang Side by burning opium is said to be as heavy as Mount Tai. The ancient Chinese writer Sima Qian said, “Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather.”
Chinese media outlet Da Ji Yuan interviewed some teachers regarding education issues in China.
The former Beijing senior teacher Du told the Chinese media Da Ji Yuan, [quote] “Party history lessons, starting from children, primary and secondary schools, which is actually brainwashing, is to make a strong indoctrination, so that the child can not accept the idea are instilled in him, has lost heart.” [end quote]
He believes that the purpose of the Chinese regime in its brainwashing education style is not good, and serves to eliminate human nature. Teacher Du describes the government’s perception of Chinese citizens, [quote] “There is no concept of human nature. Only two kinds of people on this planet, good people and bad people. People who support the Party are good. People who do not support the Party, think the Party has flaws, shortcomings and mistakes are bad people. They encourage people to sacrifice their lives to destroy the so-called bad guys. In fact, the people are all cannon fodder.” [end quote]
Since September 2017, China has included a large number of communist culture titles in the textbooks of the Ministry of Education. These books have been put into use in primary and secondary schools nationwide, including “Drought Never Forgets the Man Who Dug the Well” and “The Five Heroes of Wolfram and Tooth Mountain.”
In addition, about 40 additional so-called red classics, such as “How Steel is Made,” have been selected for elementary school textbooks, and about 30 for junior high school textbooks.
Regarding learning the Party’s history in elementary school, Lin of Guizhou shares her story. She had a lively son. But she thinks he has changed since going to elementary school and receiving education on red culture.
She said, [quote] “It turns out that my son was very lively and cute when he was in kindergarten, and I think he has become uglier and uglier now, as if he is not so lively and witty.” [end quote]
Removing religious-related content, misrepresenting the Bible
China’s Ministry of Education began revising primary and secondary school textbooks in 2018. They have been glorifying the Cultural Revolution and greatly adding content to praise their regime.
Furthermore, religious content was removed from textbooks. Chinese media outlet XiwangZhisheng cites Bitter Winter, a magazine that pays attention to religious freedom and human rights in mainland China.
In a language class in Henan, a student asked the teacher if he could form a “prayer” by using the word “prayer” to form a word? The teacher immediately replied, [quote] “No! This is a religious word, and any sensitive words related to religion cannot be used.” [end quote].
In addition, a parent of a sixth-grade student in Hebei Province reported some deleted foreign words in the textbook.
This is the original description of the “Robinson Crusoe” novel.
“I found three more good Bibles … and a few Portuguese ones. Two or three prayer books and a few others, which I have carefully preserved.”
However, words like “Bible” and “Prayer Books” were deleted. The new content is “I found a few more books in Portuguese.”
Meanwhile, other religious words were replaced in the same novel. Words like “Sabbath,” which means a joyful day to reflect on spiritual life, spend time with family, and remember God, were changed to “rest day.”
According to XiwangZhisheng, the parent disagreed with the improper manipulation of international classics. He believed the Chinese regime was disrespecting the authors and suppressing Western culture.
Not only religious words were removed, the content of the Bible was different from the original version.
Recently, there have been some photos of a textbook titled “Ethics and Law.” In this book, the publisher made up a story, saying that a woman had passed away. She was struck with a stone.
Those who are familiar with the Bible will notice that this passage is clearly adapted from St. John’s Gospel.
Poisoning elementary school students with false flag events
Minghui Net reported in 2019 that through the fifth grade book “Morality and Society,” many primary school students received false information about the “Tiananmen Self-immolation”.
The content of the book makes innocent children dislike meaningful values such as truthfulness, forbearance and compassion.
Fortunately, some teachers know the truth and have openly told their students so.
But, why was this incident considered a scam?
Minghui Net cites state-owned media Xinhua Net. On January 23, 2001, Wang Jindong 王金东 and four other ladies set themselves on fire. As soon as possible, the police pulled out fire extinguishers and surrounded them. In less than a minute, the fire was put out.
To treat severely burned patients, doctors and nurses have to wear masks and special clothes to reduce infections. However, in an interview that year, the picture of the reporter interviewing the patient raised questions.
The reporter wore neither masks, hats or special clothes during the interview. . This event was repeatedly broadcasted on CCTV.
In addition, a CCTV reporter was able to take a clear close-up picture of the incident. Meanwhile, a CNN reporter was detained by police shortly after the incident and prevented from filming.
What are the actual outcomes with robot-style and exam oriented learning?
These approaches are limiting students in many aspects, from daily communication to their own future success.
According to Chen Yuehong 陈跃红, former head of the Chinese Department at Peking University, there are serious deficiencies in students’ daily and academic writing. It’s mainly in terms of lack of precise language expression, incomplete structure and unclear logic. It affects students’ daily communication with teachers as well as academic communication at home and abroad.
The key to exam-oriented education is reading instruction. Qian Liqun钱理群, is a senior professor of the Chinese Department of Peking University. He pointed out in his article that exam-oriented education limits students’ reading scope and vision to rote memorization of textbooks and college entrance examination review reference books. It results in the extreme narrowing of students’ cultural and spiritual space.
He added, [quote] “In writing instruction, students are guided and encouraged to tell lies in the writing instruction. Students are guided and encouraged to say falsehoods, to say what the examiners and powerful people ask them to say, not to say the truth, not to say their own words.” [end quote]
More importantly, Qian Liqun said the influence of primary and secondary education radiates throughout one’s life. Therefore, the things the Chinese regime has been doing to education, for sure affects children’s education and their future. Some netizens have commented on the internet.
According to a netizen, students are losing any ambition at a very young age. If you ask an average Chinese high school kid why he has to study, his answer is usually limited to getting into a decent college.
Another user says K12 education in China is primarily utilitarian. Its main goal is to place students in universities. The only criterion for advancement is exam performance.