Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 2(7), pp. 521 - 525
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020704
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K-5 Literacy Education: A Comparison between American Common Core State Standards and Chinese National Curriculum Standards


Haiyan Zhang 1,*, Jianjun Yin 2
1 College of Foreign Studies, Nantong University, Nantong, 226009, Jiangsu, China
2 College of Education and Human Development, Jackson State University, Jackson, 39217, MS, USA

ABSTRACT

Literacy education is the most important part in school education and its efficiency determines the students’ achievements in their future education and career. In 2010, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were released, which aimed to provide common standards for K-12 public school students in the whole country to improve the educational quality in the U. S. The goals of language literacy in CCSS were illustrated from four dimensions: standards for reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language, which was from the micro-perspective of language learning. In CCSS, English Language Arts Reading is emphasized and the teaching aims, teaching contents, language skills, and the function of new technology was proposed to guarantee the quality of the literacy education. In 2011, Chinese National Curriculum Standards (NCS) was released. The goal of NCS for language learning was designed based on three dimensions: knowledge and ability, process and methods, and emotion, attitude, and values, which was from the macro-perspective of language learning. This paper introduced the background of the implementation of the two curriculums, compared the components and goals between the American CCSS and Chinese NCS, as well as the characteristics of each curriculum to try to find out the implications for each other.

KEYWORDS
K-5, Literacy education, American Common Core State Standards, Chinese National Curriculum Standards

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[1] Haiyan Zhang , Jianjun Yin , "K-5 Literacy Education: A Comparison between American Common Core State Standards and Chinese National Curriculum Standards," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 2, No. 7, pp. 521 - 525, 2014. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020704.

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Haiyan Zhang , Jianjun Yin , (2014). K-5 Literacy Education: A Comparison between American Common Core State Standards and Chinese National Curriculum Standards. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2(7), 521 - 525. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2014.020704.