(Yicai Global) Sept. 13 -- China’s stock market watchdog, China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC), is encouraging educational establishments to integrate investor education into their curriculum in a move to make it part of China’s national education system in the future, the paper.cn reported, citing some official documents.
The CSRC has already promoted the pilot work in more than 20 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, including Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan, Qingdao and Ningxia, to integrate investor education into curriculums of all types of schools such as elementary and secondary schools, colleges, universities and vocational schools. Under the pilot scheme, textbooks popularizing financial knowledge have been prepared, and nearly 10,000 teachers were trained.
Shanghai first carried out the pilot scheme in Pudong New Area. Information on the website of Securities Association of China indicates that, in 2011, students in 116 primary and secondary schools were first to have the financial education courses and study ‘Finance for Teens,’ which was jointly developed by Pudong New Area Education Bureau and Shanghai Far East Press.
Since September 2015, over 30 elementary and secondary schools in Guangzhou have also set up financial management courses, ycwb.com reported.
Meanwhile, photos of financial management textbooks are also widely shared on the net. A chapter entitled “Knowledge for Stock Market” in a textbook suitable for secondary schools richly illustrates a student who is learning a K-chart, a new tool used for planning and managing a project, with 12 forms of K-chart also introduced.