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Mathematics Education in China

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This talk introduces education system in China, and basic and higher (in particular the pre-service teacher) mathematics education. Education in China is a state-run system of public education run by the Ministry of Education. The education is divided into three categories: basic education (K-12), higher education, and adult education. All citizens in China must attend school for at least nine years, includes primary education (G1-6) and junior secondary education (G7-9). Senior secondary education in China comprises three years of schooling (G10-12). After National College Entrance Exam, or gaokao, about 75% student can get access to higher education. Mathematics education has long been highly valued in China. Chinese schools view mathematics education as a key component of basic education. The following is the framework of this talk. • Education Activities in Schools • Classroom Practice (international comparison) • Curriculum and Textbooks (international comparison) • Mathematics Assessment In addition, a new evaluation framework is about to be introduced in China and the talk will offer a summary of the piloting and research of this framework.

This talk is part of the Visiting Scholar Seminars series.

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