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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(18); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.061821.

The Importance of Aesthetic Education in Rural Education


Ruixin Tan1, Chen Li2

Corresponding Author:
Ruixin Tan

1School of International Education, Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, China

2Central China Normal University, Wuhan, Hubei, China


With the development of education’s “Five-in-One” framework, the issue of aesthetic education in the aspects of morality, intelligence, physical education, aesthetics, and labor has become increasingly prominent, especially in rural and remote areas. The question of how to break through the blind spot and hotspot of ensuring high-quality and balanced aesthetic education is an urgent problem to be solved. According to the requirements outlined in the “China Education Modernization 2035” issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council, it is particularly important to enhance the “cultural confidence” of children in rural schools through the integration of aesthetic education into the soft cultural curriculum. This aims to narrow the gap in self-recognition between urban and rural children and further establish a sense of confidence in rural children’s psychology. Facing the common social phenomena of left-behind children and single-parent households among rural children, it is crucial to employ new forms of aesthetic education to address the lack of confidence, affection, and cooperative awareness among rural school children, and establish a balanced and comprehensive development-oriented teaching that promotes independent personality and freedom. Considering the current teaching situation in rural schools, the author, based on practical teaching experience, proposes effective strategies that are operationally feasible to address the practical issues of aesthetic education in rural schools and avoid the drawbacks of traditional education that “force-feed” knowledge. This will ultimately promote rural school children’s sense of self-identity and appreciation of beauty in life.


Aesthetic Education, Education Modernization 2035, High-Quality and Balanced Education, Confidence; Rural Schools

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Ruixin Tan, Chen Li. The Importance of Aesthetic Education in Rural Education. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 18: 124-131. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.061821.


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