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On the Problem of Excessiveness of Family Education in China

On the Problem of Excessiveness of Family Education in China Recently in China there has been a problem of excessivenessof education, i.e. parents education of their children exceedscertain limits. This is considered under three categories 1 excessiveattachment to children in daily life 2 excessive care for childrensstudy and 3 use of excessive regular methods. Category 1 can leadto priority being given to the child to the detriment of other familymembers and at extreme financial cost. Category 2 in addition tofollowing school studies closely, parents often set extracurriculartests and studies for their children and work out unrealisticobjectives which they expect their children to achieve. Thisexerts great pressure on the children and has even led to cases ofsuicide. In Category 3 children are taught at home preschool to thedegree that they are welladvanced in studies when they enter primaryschool. This has the negative effects that children are tired of studybefore they even attend school or are bored because they have alreadylearned what they are now being taught. This continues throughouteducation with parents acting as second teachers.Excessive family education is seen to end in failure producing negativeinfluences on the development of childrens intelligence andpersonalities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Social Economics Emerald Publishing

On the Problem of Excessiveness of Family Education in China

International Journal of Social Economics , Volume 18 (8/9/10): 4 – Aug 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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0306-8293
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10.1108/03068299110137794
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Abstract

Recently in China there has been a problem of excessivenessof education, i.e. parents education of their children exceedscertain limits. This is considered under three categories 1 excessiveattachment to children in daily life 2 excessive care for childrensstudy and 3 use of excessive regular methods. Category 1 can leadto priority being given to the child to the detriment of other familymembers and at extreme financial cost. Category 2 in addition tofollowing school studies closely, parents often set extracurriculartests and studies for their children and work out unrealisticobjectives which they expect their children to achieve. Thisexerts great pressure on the children and has even led to cases ofsuicide. In Category 3 children are taught at home preschool to thedegree that they are welladvanced in studies when they enter primaryschool. This has the negative effects that children are tired of studybefore they even attend school or are bored because they have alreadylearned what they are now being taught. This continues throughouteducation with parents acting as second teachers.Excessive family education is seen to end in failure producing negativeinfluences on the development of childrens intelligence andpersonalities.

Journal

International Journal of Social EconomicsEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 1, 1991

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