Urbanization, industrialization, marketization and rapid mobilization have many negative effects on the current education in the rural areas of China. One of them is caused by the small-scaled schools which have already become a common phenomenon in rural areas of China. However, these schools haven't made full preparation as well as adjustment to the decline in their scales. Raised by grandparents instead of parents, these so-called 'left-behind' children are in a state of spontaneous growth, which may directly affect the development of their characters and mind. The lack of social education makes these children indulged in playing games. The future development of rural education requires an integrative design of a governmental system to ensure sustainable development of education in rural areas. Besides, these schools and teachers should reform their educational notions, methods and technology. Innovations on the organizational forms and pedagogical patterns can be made to compensate for the lack of parenting as well as social education and to meet children's multidimensional needs.
Xing Guo Zhou, Anhui Normal University, China
Li Na Liu, Anhui Normal University, China
Stream: Educational Policy, Leadership, Management & Administration
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