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RCEF has published a "Handbook for Short-Term Teaching in Rural China". This 292-page paperback serves as a handbook for short-term teaching projects in rural areas of China. It was compiled on the basis of first-hand experiences from RCEF's annual volunteer teaching program. The handbook is meant for anyone interested in quality education, but in particular for volunteers in China who are interested in teaching for short periods of time in rural areas. Both an English and a Chinese version are available for download here: 

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  • RCEF 理事会到访永济

  • 服务学习课(主题“图书角建设”)

  • 服务学习课(主题“种子”)

  • 阅读课(主题“认识自己”)

  • 社会与生活课(主题“天气”)

  • 协力校长

  • 社区活动——摄影课

  • 社区活动——乡村书院

  • 学习培训——光合行动



  • 阅读课绘本阅读主题“恐龙”、“圣诞节”、“我和动物交朋友”

  • 服务学习课(分析统计结果、了解零食的危害、合理使用零花钱)

  • 社会与生活课(主题“水”)

  • 社区活动——讲故事

  • 家长俱乐部开展《如何做父母》的讲座

  • 故事妈妈培训

  • 永济团队参加益微论坛



  • 阅读课程(绘本阅读主题 “自然”、“友情”、“心中有爱”;

  • 社会与生活课(主题“观察‘我’”,讲故事)

  • 服务学习课(零花钱主题‘制作调研提纲—调研—整理调研结果’)

  • 乡村书院项目进展(侯家庄、张留庄、弘道园、马兰幼儿园)

  • 韩村“儿童之家”讲故事



  • 服务学习课(“我的零花钱”之确定主题)

  • 社会与生活课(主题“秋天”)

  • 阅读课(绘本阅读主题“想象”、“认识图画书”)

  • 家长俱乐部举办第一次活动——我的成长故事

  • 永济团队读书会进展——《教育心理学》第二章



  • 合作学校简介

  • 阅读课(绘本阅读主题“亲情”)

  • 社会与生活课(主题“种子的旅行”)

  • 服务学习课(新课导入、建立规则)

  • 第一次永济团队《教育心理学》读书会


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Newsletters & Publications

RCEF publishes a monthly newsletter and quarterly highlights that are sent out to our supporters. If you would like to subscribe to either publication then please visit or send an email to


Publications by RCEF

RCEF Annual Reports

The Rural China Education Foundation's annual reports, sorted by year.

The RCEF Newsletter

The RCEF Newsletter is a publication about the educational initiatives being carried out by RCEF in rural Shanxi Province, China.

RCEF Highlights

The RCEF Highlights is a round-up of educational initiatives being carried out by RCEF in rural Shanxi Province, China.

Service Learning Handbook

This booklet was written for RCEF staff and cooperating teachers as well as rural educators around the country who are interested in knowing more about service-learning. It presents background information about the role of service-learning in RCEF strategy, describes what service-learning (and especially high-quality service-learning) is, traces the tradition of service-learning in Chinese history, and provides suggestions for planning and evaluating service-learning projects. For information about how to implement service-learning projects, please see the RCEF service-learning guidebook, which includes detailed description of the service-learning process, considerations and sample lesson plans for each step of the process, and case studies of service-learning projects in rural schools.

Dispatches from the Field: Reflections of RCEF in Rural China, 2008

Beyond the Textbook: A Handbook for Short-term Teaching in

Rural China

Re-imagining Education in Rural China  [English]

September 2011 - Solutions Journal

Crossing Borders in Rural China  [English] [中文]

Nov 2005 - China Campus Magazine

From Classroom to Countryside [English]

May 2005 - Harvard Project

Students Set Out to Alleviate 'Poverty of Spirit [English]

Feb 2005 - China Development Brief

RCEF Annual Report 2010-2011 [English]

RCEF Annual Report 2009-2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Annual Report 2008-2009 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Annual Report 2007-2008 [English] [中文]


RCEF Newsletter Issue 44 May-October 2011 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 43 March & April 2011 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 42 February 2011 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 41 January 2011 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 40 November 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 39 October 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 38 September 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 37 June 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 36 May 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 35 April 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 34 March 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 33 February 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 32 January 2010 [English] [中 文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 31 December 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 30 November 2009 [English] [中文

RCEF Newsletter Issue 29 October 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 28 September 2009 [English] [中文]  

RCEF Newsletter Issue 27 July/August 2009 [English] [中文]  

RCEF Newsletter Issue 26 June 2009 [English] [中文

RCEF Newsletter Issue 25 May 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 24 April 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 23 March 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 22 February 2009 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 21 December 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 20 November 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 19 October 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 18 September 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue17 July 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 16 May 2008 [English] [中文]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 15 April 2008 [English]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 14 March 2008 [English]

RCEF Newsletter Issue 13 Feburary 2008[English]

General information and



Mailing address

Rural China Education

P.O. Box 224
New York, NY 10276

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