ACWF Gives Support for the Promotion of Family Education

November 16, 2016
Editor: Jane Wang

Women play a game with two young boys. [news.cn]

 

The All-China Women's Federation (ACWF) and the Ministry of Education, along with seven other government sectors, recently released the nation's latest Five-Year Outline on the Promotion of Family Education (2016-2020), aimed at boosting child development services across the country in the future.

According to the medium-term plan, it is envisaged that a special family education guidance services system will be developed and in place in China by 2020.

The outline specifies 18 key tasks, in seven different aspects, which are expected to accelerate the building of legislation on family education work.

Four measures were highlighted in particular. These include: perfecting the implementation mechanism; stipulating different departments' responsibilities; providing more financial support; and, strengthening the work guidance of relevant staff members.

Key Points Made in the Outline:

The latest document states that the ACWF is urged to launch research work on legislation for family education, and to enact a legislative draft so as to promote local laws and regulations nationwide.

Meanwhile, local provinces are required to carry out legislative investigations into family education and incorporate the findings into their next 13th Five-Year Economic and Social Development Plan.

Public family education guidance service centers are expected to be built throughout China in 90 percent of urban communities and 80 percent of rural communities, respectively.

The outline also emphasizes that guidance on family education is the vital task in local communities. At least two training sessions on family education guidance and two family educational practical activities are required to be carried out each year by women's federations.

The outline says that greater efforts will be made to build training resources for parents on the internet. Traditional media and new media should combine to offer public services and the sharing of family education information by 2020, according to the document.

Contributors to the outline also included the Civilization Office of the Central Communist Party Committee; the Ministry of Civil Affairs; the Ministry of Culture; the National Health and Family Planning Commission; China's State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television; the China Association for Science and Technology; and, the China National Committee for the Well-being of the Youth.

 

A woman plays together with a group of young children. [news.cn]

 

(Source: Women Voice/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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