Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Puzzle of the Difficulties in Education Burden Reduction- Based on Conflict Perspective
Ying Xie, Liuxi Chu

China’s request for the reduction of basic education has been going on for five decades, but the effect was little. From the perspective of conflicts in sociology to trace the reasons for the inefficiency of the burden reduction policy, are mainly due to the existence of behavioral conflicts among the participating subjects. The main reasons behind the conflicts are: the conflict between the burden reduction and the current educational values, and participation in the burden reduction body. Besides, there is a conflict between the interests of the government, and there is a conflict between the statutory power of the government and the civil liberties. In view of the above reasons, the author believes that it can be solved from the following aspects: from burden reduction to increasing the compensation of the weak sectors of education, from policy reduction to systemic burden reduction, from a single evaluation standard to the construction of a multi-evaluation system.

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