Moral education in China and its critique
The Social Educator
Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA)
School of Education / School of Arts and Humanities / School of Medical and Health Sciences
Chinese Moral Education has been compared to civics or citizenship education. However, the Chinese Moral Education system has a unique approach and agenda to produce continuing generations of students who become Chinese Communist Party loyalists, reliable and compliant citizens and builders of an idealised Chinese socialism project. The ambitious and new Guidelines to Moral Education for Primary and Secondary Schools in China (2017) has prompted great interest among academics and social studies teachers in Chinese schools. This article has two objectives: to provide an overview of the newly implemented Chinese Guidelines to Moral Education and also to offer our critique.
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