Snail Investigation: An Educational Project in Rural China

Snail Investigation: An Educational Project in Rural China

RCEF teacher Sun Huimiao discovers her student's curiosity about snails and turns it into an interdisciplinary learning project.

Left-Behind Children & Elderly

Left-Behind Children & Elderly

A service learning project with 120 third and fourth grade students in two village schools.

Hands-On Learning

Hands-On Learning

RCEF students collaborate to build a coop for chickens they learned to raise from chicks as part of a project to learn more about their rural environment.

Sweet (Potato) Home

Sweet (Potato) Home

RCEF students dig up sweet potatoes during an interdisciplinary project to learn about the culture and history of this common local crop.

Yellow River Blues

Yellow River Blues

RCEF students take a field trip to the Yellow River to investigate pollution of water sources in their environment.

Beneath the Parasol Trees

Beneath the Parasol Trees

Teachers share their reflections on the last day of RCEF's 2010 Winter Teacher Conference.

Project Updates

  • Mon, August 11
    During winter break, three outstanding RCEF Rural Education Innovators (REIs): Ms. Sun Huimiao, Ms. Sun Huiguo and Ms. Yao Caimei designed, organized, and led a five day “Winter Camp” at The Community Education Centre in Houjiazhuang Village, Yongji County, Shanxi Province targeted...
  • Sun, November 24

    On April 11, 2013, the Yongji Education Bureau organized teachers from all over the county to visit RCEF partner school Xiaochao Elementary School and observe the Reading classes and library-related activities that RCEF and Xiaochao teachers have d...

Latest News

  • Tue, November 19
    RCEF staff and rural teachers attended the 2013 China Biennial Conference for Educational NGOs in Xi'an, China. The conference drew hundreds of staff from over 150 grassroots NGOs that focus on rural Chinese children's well-being and education. RCEF had productive conversations with many former and potential new project partners and benefited from the many vibrant discussions on topic...
  • Sun, November 3

    RCEF Program Director Cao Yang and Xiaochao Primary School teachers Ms. Shang Haokan and Ms. Ren Xiaolei attended the August 2013 meeting of "Embrace the Mother Tongue" in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. The meeting focused on children's literature, themed reading, novel reading and other curriculum developed by this organization which seeks to promote reading education for children th...