Life education, positive education and character education in greater China: Theory, research and practice

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Abstract

Life education (LE), positive education (PE), and character education (CE) are the emerging fields of inquiry across the geopolitical contexts of Greater China. Although these three educational constructs have different philosophical grounds, goals, content, and approaches, it is believed that each single one is not sufficient for a comprehensive understanding of holistic life development. In the Greater China region, different Chinese societies are rooted in similar cultural heritage and values; still, even small differences can influence their own education systems and result in diverse LE, PE, and CE. This chapter discusses these three constructs and delineates both the similarities and differences between them and sheds light on the existing empirical studies and implementation of LE, PE, and CE in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. Given that Chinese culture possesses some unique characteristics which are quite different from the West, this chapter also elaborates the contextual influence on the development of LE, PE, and CE with implications for potential research and practice in the future. 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
Pages235-250
ISBN (Electronic)9780429324161
ISBN (Print)9780367341466, 9780367709280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Citation

Hue, M.-T. (2021). Life education, positive education and character education in greater China: Theory, research and practice. In J. C.-K. Lee, S. Y.-W. Yip, & R. H.-M. Kong (Eds.), Life and moral education in greater China (pp. 235-250). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.

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