On September 4th, the Ministry of Education held a press conference to unveil the list of “National Models of Teaching and Educating” in 2020. Professor Gao Hang from the School of Mathematics and Statistics, also our school's first “Zheng Derong-style Good Teacher” was on the list. This is the first time our school teachers have won this honor since the award was established. At the same time, Dou Guimei, alumni of our school, principal of the primary school affiliated to Tsinghua University, was awarded the same honor this time.
Since 2010, together with relevant units, the Ministry of Education has selected 10 outstanding teachers each year. These teachers are with prominent ethics performance and educational and teaching achievements, and also with good social reputation They are regarded as “National Models of Teaching and Educating”, and the honor played a role of advocacy and demonstration. This year is the 11th model selection activity. In order to increase the commendation, from this year, the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee and the Ministry of Education will jointly promote and commend the national teaching and educating models.
Since May of this year, a total of 12 national teaching and educating role models have been selected through provincial recommendation, media display, public voting, and selection by the organizing committee. They cover all levels of education, including higher education, vocational education, primary and secondary education, preschool education, special education, etc., while taking into account factors such as region, ethnicity, gender, age, etc., there are famous teachers who have outstanding performance in the fight against the epidemic (Zhong Nanshan, Zhang Boli), and also frontline teachers who contribute in the countryside silently. They exemplified the standards of “Good Teachers with four qualities”(that is good teacher with ideals and beliefs, moral sentiments, solid knowledge and a benevolent heart), and earnestly implemented the requirements of “Four Guides” and “Four Unities”(that is the guide for students to develop character, acquire knowledge, innovate thinking, and dedicate to the country; and the unity of imparting knowledge and educating people, teaching by personal example and verbal instruction, concentrating on the research and caring for the society, and sticking to the academic freedom and norms). They established morality and cultivated people, taught and educated people, and made outstanding achievements, prominent contributions, and touching deeds.
(From News Center, translated by Wei Jia, revised by Liu Lixin)