Last week, a survey of 1978 parents of primary and secondary school students conducted by the Social Survey Center of China Youth Newspaper showed that 74.9% of the parents surveyed bought vacation travel programs for their children, and the proportion of senior primary school students participating in travel programs was the highest. Regarding the effect of school trips, 75.0% of parents felt that their childrens school trips during the holidays were usually less than their parentsexpectations. Only travel without learning and travel with more learning and less learning are identified as the main problems existing in tourism projects.
74.9% of parents surveyed bought vacation travel programs for their children
Ms. Huang works in trade in Zhongshan, Guangdong Province. Her children are in the second year of junior high school. This summer vacation, Ms. Huang sent her daughter to participate in a study tour in Beijing, which was jointly organized by her daughters school and a summer camp. It cost 4950 yuan in seven days. In Beijing, the children mainly visited Tsinghua University, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Water Cube, the Birds Nest and the Space Museum.
Ms. Huang introduced that more and more children took part in vacation tours beside her. In private schools, vacation tours became more popular among students. My daughter went to school when she was in primary school. At that time, classes spontaneously organized, and the family Committee took the lead in finding travel agencies to arrange it.
Li Zhao (alias) is a staff member of a life insurance company in Cangzhou, Hebei Province. Her son is a junior high school student. This summer vacation, she participated in a school-organized study tour to the United States. Students volunteer to sign up to visit famous universities and representative attractions such as UCLA, Stanford University, West Point Military Academy, Harvard University, etc. They also work as an interlocutor at Brooklyn High School. The whole trip cost more than 30,000 yuan and lasted 17 days.
According to the survey, 74.9% of the parents surveyed bought vacation travel programs for their children, and 88.9% of the parents surveyed said that more children went to school during the vacation around them. Interactive analysis found that parents of senior primary school students purchased the highest proportion of travel projects for their children (79.7%), followed by junior high school students (79.1%), parents of second-tier cities purchased the highest proportion of travel projects for their children (76.2%), followed by first-tier cities (75.6%).
Li Navy, a senior one teacher at the experimental school of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, said that the school has vacation travel programs, which are generally in China. We organize students of Grade Two, Grade One and Grade Two of Junior High School to study in China, requiring them to participate. Travel abroad is voluntary. Li Navy introduced that the schools travel projects require all disciplines to design travel tasks and assignments according to the place of study, and individuals or groups to complete or come back to complete in the process of study tours.
According to the survey, 79.3% of the parents surveyed believed that vacation travel was significant for their childrens growth, and 11.0% of the parents thought it was significant.
Li Zhao believes that children nowadays tend to be self-centered, and participating in school tours can help them learn to accommodate others and cooperate.
Li Navy believes that the role of travel learning is mainly reflected in that, under the guidance of teachers, students can consciously find problems related to subjects and feel that what they have learned is useful. In addition, it can improve the ability to deal with problems.
Relatively speaking, when children go out to study in middle school, they get more than they do in elementary school. Chu Chaohui, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Educational Sciences, introduced that different children have different developmental states and mentalities. Generally speaking, children in primary school are more interested in nature. By the middle school stage, many children begin to have a stronger sense of society and more observation.
Respondents believe that only travel does not learn, and travel more learn less is the main problem of tourism projects.
In the survey, 75.0% of the parents surveyed felt that their childrens holidays were generally less than their parentsexpectations, and 17.9% of them were far less outspoken than their expectations.
Chu Chaohui said that due to the limitations of childrens observation ability and other abilities, the role of travel learning for children is not as high as many parents expected.
Li Zhao confessed that her childrens returns from school trips were less than she expected. I want my children to improve their interest in learning English and experience foreign cultures. At the very least, I want them to set a goal by traveling to study. But the children said that although they had a weeks lesson, they did not experience all the courses of propaganda and introduction. In the course they had, the English composition class was very difficult, and the math class was very simple. Language, the guide basically speaks Chinese, and the children have no chance to communicate with foreigners.
Ms. Huang believes that children can experience life, learn self-reliance and broaden their horizons when they go out to study, but parents have some opinions on the quality of travel studies, such as whether the time arrangement is reasonable in the process of travel and whether the accommodation and meals are standard enough.
Jiang Yongliang, a Beijing resident, asked his children to take part in a British study tour last summer, which lasted for more than a dozen days. From the description of the children, I think its mainly a horse-and-horse game, but I havent learned much.
What are the problems in the tourist market? The survey shows that only travel does not learn, travel more learn less (63.7%) are considered as the main problems by the parents interviewed. Other problems are: not practical (55.4%), high charges, arbitrary charges (51.8%), irregular management, false propaganda (48.3%).
According to Chu Chaohui, Tourism Institutions aim at parentshigh expectations for tourism and their enthusiastic psychology in education. They have the problem of over-pricing and even some irregular operation. I think parentshigh expectations in this regard are the direct cause of this phenomenon. He said.
74.8% of the parents surveyed suggested strengthening the threshold of admission to the tourism market and strictly verifying the qualifications of institutions.
Ms. Huang hopes that the education department can publicly recommend some high-integrity and good-quality travel institutions to parents for reference. In addition, effective supervision mechanisms can be established, such as setting up feedback and reporting channels for parentsopinions, so that parents can grade travel institutions.
Li Zhao believes that travel institutions need to tailor products to children according to their age and grade, select travel places and arrange the process, the most important thing is safety. It would be better to provide parents with videos of their childrens travel to school.
Li hopes to strengthen the supervision of tourist institutions and formulate relevant standards and approval systems for their products. Its not possible for parents to identify by themselves, because when it comes to children, parents may not be very rational in making choices. He believes that it is better to take part in school-organized tours. For example, our school determines the route by the Curriculum Center and consults every detail with the qualified tours organization platform, which greatly improves the proportion of tours learning.
In order to improve the quality of tourism products, 74.8% of the parents surveyed suggested strengthening the market access threshold, strictly checking the qualifications of institutions, 62.4% of the parents surveyed wanted to introduce standards for tourism products, and 53.9% of the parents surveyed wanted to strengthen the supervision of Tourism Institutions by education and tourism departments.
According to Chu Chaohui, regulating the tourist market should not rely solely on the administrative departments to centralize the regulation occasionally. Normalizing the tourist market is the same as regulating other markets. To achieve more openness and transparency, at the same time, we need more powerful and sound legal protection, which is the most critical.
Among the parents who participated in the survey, 30.2% of the children were in the lower grade of primary school, 41.2% in the higher grade of primary school, 21.0% in junior middle school and 7.6% in senior high school. Parents in first-tier cities accounted for 32.3%, in second-tier cities 45.0%, in third-tier and fourth-tier cities 20.3%, in towns or counties 2.1%, and in rural areas 0.4%.