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China considers law to protect students from teachers 中國考慮立法保護學生

An exhausted student takes a break from a higher education fair in Hefei.一名疲憊的學生在合肥一場高等教育展上小歇片刻。 (照片:法新社)

PHOTO: AFP

China's parliament is considering a law that would bar teachers from insulting their students. The government believes the law may be neccesary because of widespread complaints of humiliation in the classroom, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

If the parliament decides to go through with passing the law, it would “ban teachers from insulting and physically punishing their students,” the Xinhua News Agency said. It said the ban was part of an amendment to a law on child protection being considered by the National People's Congress.

Violators could be fired or given administrative punishments. It is unclear what exactly the law means by “insults.”

A survey conducted last year by an official youth committee found that “Chinese teachers often humiliate their pupils,” the news agency said.

It added that the study found that “81.45 percent of primary school students listed insults from teachers as their most serious problem.”

The issue is a serious one in China. A 17-year-old student committed suicide in 2004 after being humiliated by a teacher in front of her classmates, according to the report. (AP)

中國全國人民代表大會正考慮通過一項法律,禁止老師侮辱學生。根據新華社的報導,課堂中普遍存在學生抱怨被羞辱的情況,中國官方相信這項法案有其必要性。

新華社表示,若國會決定通過這項法條,「老師將不得侮辱或體罰學生」。這項禁令是人大正考慮通過的兒童保護法案之部分修正條文。

違者將被開除或給予行政處分。這項法條未清楚界定何為「侮辱」。

新華社表示,去年一項由官方青年委員會進行的調查發現,「中國教師經常讓學生無地自容」。

新華社補充,這項研究發現「81.45%的小學生將被老師侮辱列為最嚴重的問題」。

這在中國是項嚴重的議題,根據報導,二○○四年,一名十七歲學生被老師當著其他同學面前羞辱後,結束了自己的生命。

(美聯社╱翻譯︰鄭湘儀)

Today's Words 今天單字

1. bar v.t.

禁止 (jin4 zhi3)

例: After her rude, loud behavior, Katie was barred from the restaurant for life.

(凱蒂無理吵鬧的行為,讓她被禁止終身不得進入那家餐廳。)

2. widespread adj.

廣泛的 (guang3 fan4 de5)

例: Corruption is a widespread problem in some governments.

(某些政府普遍存在貪污問題。)

3. amendment n.

修正 (xiu1 zheng4)

例: Before you turn in our project, there are a few small amendments I'd like to make.

(在你交出我們的企劃案之前,我想做一些小修正。)

4. violator n.

違規者 (wei2 gui1 zhe3)

例: Violators of the rules will be punished.

(違反規定者將被處罰。)


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