Title

Moral education in China and its critique

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

The Social Educator

Volume

39

Issue

1

Publisher

Social and Citizenship Education Association of Australia (SCEAA)

School

School of Education / School of Arts and Humanities / School of Medical and Health Sciences

RAS ID

35437

Comments

Cunningham, C., Zhang, W., & Barstow, C. (2021). Moral education in China and its critique. The Social Educator, 39(1), 3-13. https://www.sceaa.org.au/social-educator.html

Abstract

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.

Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Diverse, equitable, informed and productive communities, schools and workplaces

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