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Xi Jinping thought added into curriculum: Ministry of Education
Published: Aug 24, 2021 11:38 PM
Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee, introduces a guideline to incorporate Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the curriculum at a Tuesday press conference. Photo: MOE

Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee, introduces a guideline to incorporate Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the curriculum at a Tuesday press conference. Photo: MOE


The Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE) issued on Tuesday a guiding document to incorporate Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the curriculum. 

Incorporating Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era into the curriculum is significant in helping teenagers establish Marxist beliefs and strengthen confidence in the path, theory, system and culture of socialism with Chinese characteristics, according to the guiding document.

The guiding document requires that Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era be integrated into the curriculum covering basic, vocational and higher education, and be integrated with various subjects, said Han Zhen, a member of the National Textbook Committee, media reported.

Primary schools will focus on cultivating love for the country, the Communist Party of China, and socialism. In middle schools, the focus will be on a combination of perceptual experience and knowledge study, to help students form basic political judgments and opinions. In college, there will be more emphasis on the establishment of theoretical thinking. 

Studying Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era is the primary political task of the Communist Party of China and of the country, read a statement published on the MOE website on Tuesday. To cultivate the builders and successors of socialism with an all-round moral, intellectual, physical and aesthetic grounding and a hard-working spirit, we must arm students' minds with Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, said the statement.

The teaching materials must grasp the essence of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, systematically summarize its content, and clarify the scope of learning, read the statement. Also formulated are guidelines on labor education for students to cultivate their hard-working spirit, and on education of national security. 

Tian Huisheng, a ministry official, said that the guidelines require continuous education of these major thematic contents among all students.

The ministry is working on the inclusion of other major thematic contents, such as Party leadership, national defense education, education on life safety and health, among others, Tian added.

Global Times


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