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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2023, 6(25); doi: 10.25236/FER.2023.062527.

Implementation Impact, Challenges and Countermeasures of the ‘Double Reduction’ Policy in Yongzhou City


Chen Shideng

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Chen Shideng

Adamson University, Manila, Philippine

Hunan University of Science and Engineering, Yongzhou, China


‘Double Reduction’ refers to "Reducing the homework burden and off campus training burden on students in the nine-year compulsory education stage". This study is conducted two years after the implementation of the ’Double Reduction’ policy, targeting multiple subjects such as teachers, students, and parents in some middle schools in Yongzhou City.The results showed that the effectiveness of the policy was widely recognized by them. Students in grades 8 to 9 had reduced homework time and exam times, as well as reduced off campus training. However, the burden on teachers and parents' anxiety about their children's learning did not significantly reduce, and the continued role of the policy still faces challenges. Therefore, this study proposes measures such as gradually abolishing the compulsory diversion policy for the middle school entrance examination, increasing the construction of vocational universities, compulsory mobility of high school teachers, and gradually popularizing 12 years of compulsory education, in order to truly achieve the effect of the "Double Reduction" policy, provide a basis for education management departments to formulate policies.


Double Reduction, Impact, Challenges, Countermeasures

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Chen Shideng. Implementation Impact, Challenges and Countermeasures of the ‘Double Reduction’ Policy in Yongzhou City. Frontiers in Educational Research (2023) Vol. 6, Issue 25: 157-164. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2023.062527.


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