China News Service, Beijing, August 10th (Wei Xianghui) Half of the summer vacation has passed, and this is also the second summer vacation after the "double reduction" was implemented.

After being freed from the heavy burden of homework and training outside of school, the children who used to worry about holiday arrangements now have their own ideas.

But at the same time, some training courses continue to operate in the name of summer hosting, and this phenomenon has attracted the attention of relevant departments.

Data map: Photo by Yang Bo

Children's own summer plan

  Zhang Qiuyue and her daughter Zhang Yumeng live in a county in Jiangsu, more than an hour away from the high-speed rail in major cities such as Shanghai, Nanjing, and Hangzhou, and are close to high-quality educational resources.

There are many only-child families with stable economic income, and parents do not attach much importance to their children's education.

  Before the start of the summer vacation, several parents took Zhang Qiuyue to discuss how to arrange it.

A friend planned to let her child learn the content of the fifth grade course in advance. She asked the other party why they wanted to advance, and the other party replied, for fear of not being able to keep up.

  The father of the child also intends to let his daughter work harder in the subject.

However, Zhang Qiuyue thought that signing up for classes was only because no one took them during the summer vacation, not for the sake of excellence.

After discussion, the family decided to respect the child's opinion.

  Zhang Yumeng made a summer schedule for herself. In addition to completing her vacation homework, she arranged sketching and writing classes every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

"I like to challenge new things, and I want to try it if I haven't learned it." She likes to draw and has developed an interest in sketching.

At other times, Zhang Yumeng arranges reading and physical exercise for herself.

  This schedule made Zhang Qiuyue and her husband very satisfied.

Now, Zhang Yumeng will follow the schedule every day and check in with her mother on WeChat.

I get up at eight o'clock in the morning, read at ten o'clock, practice sketching in the afternoon, play ball with my friends, and go to the library in my spare time.

Zhang Yumeng's summer plan.

Photo courtesy of the interviewee

Say goodbye to educational institutions?

  The "Opinions on Further Reducing Students' Homework Burden and Off-campus Training Burden" issued on July 24, 2021 clarifies that "students' excessive homework burden and off-campus training burden, family education expenditure and parents' corresponding energy burden are effectively reduced within one year. , The results have been remarkable within three years, and the people's education satisfaction has been significantly improved."

  In February this year, a set of data from the Ministry of Education showed that after the "double reduction", the original 124,000 offline off-campus training institutions were reduced to 9,728, with a reduction rate of 92%; the original 263 online off-campus training institutions were reduced to 34, and the reduction rate is 87%.

  In July, according to Xinhua News Agency, according to a third-party survey of 750,000 teachers, students and parents in various provinces across the country, 79.42% of students did not participate in subject training; 93% of parents said that the expenditure on subject training was reduced, of which 76% Home training spending more than halved.

  Farewell to education and training institutions, parents turn more attention to home education.

"Double reduction" requires parents to actively communicate with their children, pay attention to their children's psychological emotions, and help them develop good study and living habits.

  Zhang Qiuyue and several parents of students who have won the honor of "Three Good Students" in the class set up a WeChat communication group, "Our children are usually able to manage themselves well, so there are not many concerns in this regard."

  Zhang Qiuyue has always hoped that her children can learn and grow in a relaxed and happy environment, and only let her daughter complete the homework assigned by the school teacher as required, and treat the exam according to the mentality of "small test and small play, big test and big play".

Data map: Photo by China News Agency reporter Xiang Jing

The training class put on the "coat" of hosting is here

  In June of this year, the Ministry of Education issued a notice to deploy and manage off-campus training in the summer of 2022, emphasizing that it is necessary to strictly prevent the invisible mutation of summer discipline training institutions to open classes in violation of regulations, and training institutions for preschool children aged 3 to 6 to conduct disciplines in violation of regulations Problems such as training and non-disciplinary training institutions carrying out disciplinary training beyond the scope have occurred.

  In order to avoid supervision, some invisible custody classes reflect quality education in the name of the course, but the content of the course still revolves around subject guidance, allowing children to learn textbooks of higher grades in advance, and arrange extracurricular homework and teaching materials.

For example, Zhang Yumeng's writing class is also called "Little Reporter Class", which claims to cultivate children's ability to communicate with others and express themselves.

After the official class, the teacher will arrange for writing in class, and the content of the teaching is also around the composition for the exam.

  In addition to the custodial classes, parents have also become tutors.

After school, many of Zhang Qiuyue's friends will give children extra homework.

One month before the exam, Zhang Yumeng also wrote homework every day until 9 o'clock in the evening.

"The school has prepared two homework notebooks for them, one for inspection and one for parents," she said.

  But these "edge ball" phenomena did not make parents feel excluded.

Zhang Qiuyue remembers that when the "double reduction" policy was first implemented, some institutions turned subject training classes into interest classes according to the policy, and the enrollment rate immediately dropped by half.

After "changing the soup but not the medicine", the enrollment quota is full again, and it mainly relies on parents to introduce each other.

  "Most parents just want their children to get good grades and have more choices in the future. This will not change." Zhang Qiuyue said.

(At the request of the interviewee, some characters in the text are pseudonyms) (End)