The MOE’s Department of Teacher Education and General Office recently held a communication meeting with NPC deputies and CPPCC members, briefing on primary and secondary education workforce development and listening to opinions and suggestions on the subject, with a view to further improving the quality and efficiency of the MOE’s work on handling NPC and CPPCC proposals.
Those invited included approximately ten NPC deputies and CPPCC members from Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei Province, Shandong Province, Henan Province, and Guizhou Province who had made proposals to reinforce primary and high school teacher workforces during the “Two Sessions” in 2019.
The Department of Teacher Education gave credit to the concern that had been shown by participating deputies and members about teacher related issues, and then made a comprehensive introduction to the developments achieved in expanding the country’s teaching capacity and presented a report on progress made in handling the NPC and CPPCC proposals of 2019.
The participating deputies and members welcomed the meeting as an essential means of participation in the deliberation and administration of educational affairs for NPC deputies and CPPCC members. They hoped that the MOE continued to work on practical issues that were directly concerned with teachers in general, while enhancing the planning and implementation of teacher workforce capacity building for greater efficacy.
The MOE has always considered NPC and CPPCC proposals to be an important reference for their work on teacher development. Over the past year, with the support of NPC deputies and CPPCC members, it had addressed several key issues in developing the teacher workforce through the release of relevant decisions and policies, such as easing pressure on teachers in primary and high schools, promoting teachers’ moral education, reforming the systems of officially budgeted posts and professional titles, and building a stronger vocational teacher workforce featuring teachers with a “double qualification”, to bolster the improvement of teacher quality.
In future, the MOE would continue to carefully respond to NPC and CPPCC proposals and put the work on teachers’ development as a strategic priority, in order to produce a professional, innovation-driven, high-caliber teaching workforce that meets the requirements of the Party and the people and offer quality education that meets people’s expectations.