Life and moral education in Taiwan and Hong Kong: Parent and community engagement experiences, challenges and prospects

Chin-Lung CHEN, Chi Kin John LEE, Meng XIE, Ho Man Raymond KONG

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Abstract

This chapter aims to introduce the development of and issues related to parent and community engagement in life education in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The development of life education in Taiwan has highly involved parent groups since the early stage. Parents, different community organisations, and school teachers have collaborated closely with each other, enabling a large number of children to have the opportunity to learn about life education. Compared with traditional teaching approaches, alternative ways of conducting life education through parent and community engagement have shown their effectiveness. Utilising various forms of school curriculum such as the Morning Light, Integrated Activity class, and other courses and services, parents join classes and accompany children through activities such as story-telling, drama acting, music, and dancing, bringing a lively atmosphere to life education as well as companionship to their children. Taking the experience of the Rainbow Family Life Education Association as an example, this chapter also discusses parent and community engagement with existing relevant research. Compared with life education in Taiwan, parental involvement in the promotion of life education in Hong Kong tends to be less systematic and there is much room for future enhancement. Copyright © 2021 selection and editorial matter, John Chi-Kin Lee, Stephen Yam-Wing Yip and Raymond Ho-Man Kong; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife and moral education in greater China
EditorsJohn Chi-Kin LEE, Stephen Yam-Wing YIP, Raymond Ho-Man KONG
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon; New York, NY
PublisherRoutledge
Pages146-166
ISBN (Electronic)9780429324161
ISBN (Print)9780367341466, 9780367709280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Chen, C.-L., Lee, J. C.-K., Xie, M., & Kong, R. H.-M. (2021). Life and moral education in Taiwan and Hong Kong: Parent and community engagement experiences, challenges and prospects. In J. C.-K. Lee, S. Y.-W. Yip, & R. H.-M. Kong (Eds.), Life and moral education in greater China (pp. 146-166). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

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