Evaluation and Learning of Bilingual and Biliterate Teaching Pilot Project
Evaluation and Learning of Bilingual and Biliterate Teaching Pilot Project in Changshun Buyei Community
Oxfam has piloted a project on bilingual and biliterate education for ethnic minority students in remote areas of China where students usually lack a quality education compared to their peers in the city. For this project, four Buyei primary schools/kindergartens in Changshun were selected to see how bilingual and biliterate education helps cultivate students’ interest in their own culture and enhance their ability to learn Chinese, and what’s the best ways to deliver the education through experimenting different teaching methods.
From May to June 2017, an evaluation team led by Oxfam’s project partner was formed. Members included an external evaluator, an ethnic linguist from Guizhou Minzu University, representatives from the ‘Let’s talk in Buyei’ teaching material design team, Oxfam, the Ministry of Education’s research office and the Department of Ethnic and Religious Affairs. The team visited all participating schools for this evaluation.
This brief is based on external evaluation report. We hope it can give you a better idea of what we are doing in China, and help facilitate the exchange of information and learning.