Recently, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance of the PRC have jointly issued Comments of Plans of Ministry of Education and Ministry of Finance of the PRC on Enhancing Quality of Vocational School Teachers (2017-2020) (Plans for short). The principal of the Department of Teacher Education, Ministry of Education of the PRC has answered reporters’ questions.
Q: What are the background and significance of the introduction of the Plans?
A: Teachers are the keys to accelerate the development of modern vocational education and improve the quality of training for vocational education talent. The Decision of the State Council on Accelerating the Development of Modern Vocational Education makes clear the requirements for the building of “dual-qualified” teacher team: “strengthen training to principals and implement full teacher training system with five-year as a cycle; implement enterprise practice system for teachers; government should support schools’ self-employment of part-time teachers in accordance with relevant provisions.”
Q: What is the drafting process of the Plans?
A: The main stages are as follows: first, sum up previous experience. Second, carry out research projects. Third, seek for opinions extensively.