BEIJING, April 14 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong urged education experts and teachers to pool their wisdom to help revise textbooks for China's elementary school and junior high school students.
Liu made the remark during a ceremony where experts in the advisory and working committees for textbook reform were officially appointed.
Liu said the two committees should play the role of thinktanks. New textbooks should be in the interest of students' all-around development and lifelong learning, rather than focusing just on book learning.
The advisory committee is composed of 41 renowned educational experts who will contribute their insights and propose suggestions for the reform.
The working committee is composed of 116 experts in respective disciplines who are mostly teachers.