After the "7 hot searches", what do we give to the children in the festival?
Use this "heat wave" to clarify this "hot spot" and evoke true "love", which is worthy of the best gift this Children's Day.
What is the hottest "hot" these days?
It is the "hot" of the high temperature in summer, and it is also the "hot" of continuous attention to children's textbooks and teaching aids from cyberspace to the real world, from national ministries and commissions to ordinary parents.
The "hotness" of nature and the "hotness" in people's hearts are intertwined to form this year's extraordinary Children's Day.
"June 1st" has come, what gift to give is a long-planned plan for many parents.
In the author's opinion, taking advantage of this "heat wave" to clarify this "hot spot" and arouse true "love" is worthy of the best gift on this Children's Day.
Previously, the controversial illustrations of the PPE version of mathematics textbooks were connected to 7 hot searches, which led to a thorough investigation by the Ministry of Education and rectification by the publishing house.
The social concern is unprecedentedly consistent, only to "give children a high-quality teaching material"; the official came forward to punish the past, only to "give children a good environment".
This exceptional phenomenon not only proves that we care deeply about children's growth space, but also reflects the lack of social care for children.
Teaching materials shape children's worldview
As an important carrier of education, textbooks are not only an important window for children to acquire knowledge and understand the world, but also reflect the spiritual outlook of an era and a nation.
The horizontal and vertical lines inside and outside the book construct the children's outlook on life;
Known as the "First Book of Chinese in a Century", "Chengzhong Mengxuetang Character Lessons" is the first textbook in the true sense since the modern schools began in my country.
The first edition was published in 1901. It was born out of the real dilemma of having no ready-made textbooks in schools and had no choice but to compile them by themselves. It was a must-read textbook for a generation of academic giants such as Hu Shi, Feng Zikai, Liang Shuming, Mao Dun, Zhu Kezhen, and Li Siguang when they were young.
Middle-aged Hu Shi recalled the past and said - "That was the most beneficial period of my childhood".
The reason why this book is remembered by famous masters is that it has both the functions of literacy and education, knowledge and literature, and the strong Chinese aesthetics conveyed by the art of calligraphy and drawing in the book.
The first set of "National General Primary and Secondary School Textbooks" compiled and completed in 1951 was led by Mr. Ye Shengtao, a famous educator. It took less than half a year from receiving the task to the start of the autumn semester. He shouldered heavy responsibilities, revising, reviewing and improving, and finally paid on time. This set of textbooks also created an era of unified publication and unified use of textbooks for primary and secondary schools in New China.
Mr. Ye knows that education is the foundation of the country and a century-old plan; Mr. Ye knows that the heart of a child is a blank sheet of paper, and what the teaching materials carry is to cultivate "the first handful of soil" for the child to grow into a towering tree in the future. , poured the "first drop".
From the time of enlightenment reading to today's textbooks, the connotation of textbooks is constantly enriched, and the extension is also constantly expanding.
From textbooks to textbooks to practice books, from inspiring cognition to promoting innovation, from ability training to humanistic cultivation.
When we are in a new era where we can look at the world, facing the continuous improvement of children's knowledge and ability, the continuous improvement of aesthetic needs, and the increasing abundance of spiritual world, we have enough self-confidence to look inward and reflect on ourselves: today's teaching aids , have you kept up with the pace of this ever-moving era?
The line between children and adults is blurring
From the appearance, the reality in front of us leaves us speechless, and the public concern that is constantly rushing to the hot search makes people feel even more on the edge of the needle.
Zheng Yuanjie, a fairy tale writer, pointed out to Shen Xie, "The editor-in-chief selects his own and his friends' works into the textbook, and problems will arise sooner or later" -- I really can't believe that some people regard sacred textbooks as a business to satisfy themselves.
At first glance, it seems that the editors are self-willed and careless, and the publishing house is full of loopholes - illustrations from painting to review, from publication to distribution, to selection and use, etc., should have been carefully checked, and finally fell layer by layer.
What is the problem?
People look forward to a thorough investigation.
In fact, there is no adult who does not know how to love and care for children, and there is no document that does not advocate cherishing education.
It is precisely in the name of love that many links have opened its profit-seeking function, deviating from its original intention of educating people.
In essence, behind the illustrations of the textbook reminds us to face more problems.
Just yesterday, Jiangnan Buyi, a children's clothing brand that had caused controversy due to its "cult style" design, was once again exposed to the controversial pattern and returned to children's clothing.
If the time line is extended again, the game of rubbing the ball, the problem animation, etc., will enter the child's field of vision every now and then.
At a time when the media is diverse, clothing design, game experience, and animation output have become imperceptibly "disciplined" for children's cognition.
Today, our children enjoy unprecedented material abundance, but are also over-consumed like never before.
As Neil Postman mentioned in "The Passing of Childhood", unfiltered information in the adult world is "invading", and the boundaries between children and adults are blurring.
"Caring" cannot be an abstract collective cognition
So what can we do?
When everyone keeps talking about caring for children, "caring" cannot be regarded as an abstract collective cognition, but a concrete action consciousness.
When we have made caring for children a "collective consensus", it is everyone's responsibility to provide them with qualified "spiritual food".
On May 31, when General Secretary Xi Jinping congratulated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the China Children's Center, he clearly proposed to "be a guide for children's growth, a guardian of children's rights and interests, and a dream-builder for children's future".
By extension, to build a "child-friendly society", isn't everyone a "child worker"?
Such child workers are by the pond, under the banyan tree, on campus, in books, at home, and in society.
"Happy people heal their whole lives with their childhood, and unfortunate people heal their childhood with their whole lives".
Our society has the responsibility and obligation to "gate" the spiritual food for children and create a childhood that can heal a lifetime.
Only in this way can it be regarded as the "invisible" and "best" gift of Children's Day; only in this way can the sustainable hope of "a strong youth make a strong country" echo in our ears for a long time.
A hundred years ago, Mr. Lu Xun made a world-shattering roar of "Save the children"; a hundred years have passed, and today we still need to "care for children" like we care for our eyes-because they are our eyes to see the future.
Chengdu Business Daily-Red Star News Commentator Huang JingKeywords: