Posts Tagged ‘education’

Pupils were punished to run with loosing pants

September 21, 2012


This scene occurred at Hope Elementary School, Cixi City, Zhejiang Province (浙江慈溪市坎墩街道太阳希望小学). There male students talked in class and punished to run with loosing pants. The teacher assigned two female students to watch them as well. These photos were posted at a local forum and was removed three hours later. But it had reached out to other websites already.


A homeless man raises abandoned girl for 13 years

August 2, 2012

On July 8, 2011, the 13 years old Xiao Li and her adoptive father Lao Huang (both faked names) Squatted at an abandoned well house in Nanjing City (南宁). Tear poured out on her face. This house is their home.


An Example of Plane geometry in China

May 25, 2012

Students are required to bows 90 degree to teachers

May 24, 2012


This is a photo of Jiangbei Experimental Middle School (江北实验中学校), Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province (浙江宁波). A student bows 90 degree to a teacher in his/her car. The teacher didn’t respond but drove the car through the gate. This student, little Zhang, was required to salute the teachers this way at the gate. He said that he was hurt that he was ignored by the teachers.

MIT’s Aircraft Systems Engineering

May 17, 2012

Everyone knows that MIT has an open course project. One of them is “16.885J / ESD.35J Aircraft Systems Engineering“. I am interested in this one because it was given by top scientists, engineers and managers in the field of space shuttle design, development and operations. Therefore, it offers first hand experiences and information in terms of system engineering of space vehicles.

I personally listened through all the video lectures of this course. One thing I have to say is that it is not a systems engineering course in general. Rather, it is an “Aircraft Systems Engineering” as the title says. So, it is an excellent reference if you are taking a class in an aircraft systems engineering somewhere else, or you are in this field and want to gain more knowledge and second hand experiences, or you want to know the history of space shuttle. I learned a lot from the course. Unfortunately, most of the slides used in classroom are not available on the internet. Sometimes, you would have to guess on speakers. Please note that there are transcripts available and it is particularly useful.

While I was listening this course, I put together a list of lectures.


The road to school in Guizhou mountains

May 9, 2012


They are some students at Hongde village (红德村), Shuicheng County, Guizhou Province (水城县贵州省). A 140 meter deep valley separates them from the closest school. They must go through this dangeous cableway everyday.


A family on the shoulder of a nine years old boy

May 3, 2012

The 9 years old Bai Guangchun (白广春) is a third grade student at Houyingzhen Elementary School (侯营镇中心小学), Liaocheng City, Shandong Province (山东省聊城市). His father lost control of this body due to mental disorders, and his mother can move her right arm because of sequelae from encephalitis. So, he takes the burden to surpport this family. He returned to the family from his grandmom’s home after five years old. He has to do all the house work while he studies at school. He dreams to become a doctor to help his mother and others.


A Chinese school on a roof

December 21, 2011

start a day on a roof

This is at Zhiling Elementary School (灵智小学) in Wuhan City (武汉), Hubei Province. It is established on the roof of a residential building and has been there for 12 years. Most of the children are from migrating workers. Now, there are 18 teachers, almost 400 students.


School Disappeared

December 19, 2011

In August, 2011, Beijing City government decided to close 24 schools which were dedicated to children of migrating workers.

Parents: Why?!

Video: Children cried in class

Poor Students in Guizhou, China

December 15, 2011


These photos were taken by volunteers at a mountain area in Banren town, LuoDian County, Guizhou Province (贵州罗甸县班仁乡). It is about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from downtown. So far, there is only one sand road.