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November 24, 2011

How China deals with cheating in middle school


From Broadsheet.ie: "Copying at a middle school at Wuhan in Chi­n­a's Hubei Province has become so endemic that the te­achers now make kids take all tests outdo­ors, on the school playground."

From POSTNOON: "In most Western countries, children and their parents would have surely shouted 'violation of human right' if forced to attend classes outside, but at one Chinese learning institution this is seen as an effective way to thwart cheating attempts. Appa­rently, teachers at the Sihuang Middle School, in Wuhan, had become so desperate to effectively crack down on organized cheating rings, they finally decided the best thing to do was to have students take tests on the school's playground, meters apart from their colleagues, and under the vigilant eye of supervisors."

"'In the playground there is more room and no pupil can stretch out and reach another pupil's desk or whisper an answer to a friend,' a school official said. Children sit far apart from each other, with teachers patrolling between their desks, and supervisors placed on high ground watching for any suspicious movement."

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Haha, really cool!

Posted by: Mostafa | Nov 26, 2011 3:34:58 AM

Pedantic note: 'proctor' vice 'supervisor'.

Posted by: antares | Nov 24, 2011 3:24:46 PM

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