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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2024, 7(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2024.070107.

A Study on the Elements of Ideology and Politics in English Reading Comprehension of National Matriculation Entrance Test from 2018 to 2022


Xie Fang, Chen Xian

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Xie Fang

School of Foreign Languages, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China


Since entering the new era, the construction of ideological and political education has become a crucial part of the “great ideological and political” education pattern. This study analyzes the English reading comprehension of the 2018-2022 National Matriculation Entrance Test in China, focusing on the integration of ideological and political education. And identifies three main themes: “cultural foundation,” “independent development,” and “social participation.” While the distribution of ideological and political elements is uneven, the reading comprehensions cover these themes. The study finds that socialist core values and harmonious natural consciousness are the most prominent ideological and political concepts, while labor consciousness and cultural confidence receive less attention. Overall, the National Matriculation Entrance Test English reading texts emphasize the cultivation of virtue and character. The findings of this study aim to provide insights for exam setters, as well as guidance for high school English teachers and exam users.


National Matriculation Entrance Test; English reading comprehension; Curriculum ideological and political education

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Xie Fang, Chen Xian. A Study on the Elements of Ideology and Politics in English Reading Comprehension of National Matriculation Entrance Test from 2018 to 2022. Frontiers in Educational Research (2024) Vol. 7, Issue 1: 50-55. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2024.070107.


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