China and Germany have officially started a joint project to boost employment through occupational education in east China's Jiangxi Province, according to local authorities.
Under an agreement signed between the Chinese and German governments last October, Germany promised to inject 4.09 million euros into the occupational education project during the five-year term.
The project will introduce the advanced "action guidance teaching method" to train teachers from the local occupational education agencies.
The action guidance teaching method will also be piloted in 100schools, which mainly launch interdisciplinary synthetic subjects with priority on studying "cases" and enhancing students' ability in solving practical issues.
The implementation of the project is expected to usher in reform in the province's teaching modes and shift focus of education from teachers to students.
(Xinhua News Agency July 26, 2005)