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SHENZHEN Jackie Robinson Authentic Jersey , Jan. 1 (Xinhua) -- While many Chinese parents arepushing their children hard in the harsh exam-oriented environmentof China's urban school system, Yun Xiang has left the city for thecountryside, determined to raise her child in the arms ofnature.


Yun Xiang and her husband quit their jobs in Beijing two yearsago, and settled down at the foot of the Wutong mountains, in thesuburbs of the southern city of Shenzhen, with their five-year-oldson.


""We wanted to let our child get close to nature Mike Piazza Authentic Jersey , and we heardthat there were some good schools here,"" she says.


Her son Dou Dou entered a private school based on the GermanWaldorf education theory, which emphasizes nature and the arts.


In kindergarten, Dou Dou spends a lot of time outdoors. He haslearned how to make pencils with beeswax, and how to make steamedbread with red bean paste filling.


Dou Dou has now entered the school's primary education section.He has no text books, and is encouraged to create his own textbooks by writing down what he learned in class.


Besides the school built on the basis of a western philosophy ofeducation Clayton Kershaw Authentic Jersey , the Wutong mountains have also seen the emergence ofSishus, or private schools, which are usually run by families andmainly teaching traditional Chinese classics.


Zhang Zhonghe, a former painter, now runs a Sishu in themountains. Besides Confucian classics, his students also learn artssuch as calligraphy Justin Turner Authentic Jersey , Chinese traditional painting and Chineseshadow boxing.


""Confucius said 'A cultured man is not a tool.' Children shouldnot be brought up in a uniform way, and they should be allowed torealize their different potential,"" Zhang says.


There are a dozen Sishus in the mountains, mostly on a verysmall scale, with a dozen students or less.


Qiu Ying rents out her house in downtown Shenzhen and sends herfive-year-old daughter to a Sishu in the Wutong mountains. Qiuworks in a foreign trade company in the city and spends around twohours commuting every day.


""Getting in close touch with nature is a valuable experience forthe child,"" she says.


More and more like-minded parents are gathering in the Wutongmountains Fernando Valenzuela Jersey , where an education community of 160 households has beenformed. The parents keep close contact with each other and areactively involved in school activities.


Yun Xiang says that recently in order to help the children'smountain climbing activities every Wednesday, some of the parentsbuilt an 8-meter-long wooden bridge over a cove.


""The best education for children is to inspire them to followtheir own way and teach them what they want to learn,"" shesays.


Sun Yunxiao, an expert with China Youth and Children ResearchCenter, says these schools are a good trial for parents toexperiment with different forms of education, but also points outthe importance of government supervision to ensure qualityeducation.

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