Moral education in China: The struggle between liberal and traditional approaches

Wing On LEE

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Abstract

With the understanding that moral education is interpreted as both ideological and political education in China, this chapter looks at the ideopolitical emphases in government moral education documents since the adoption of the open policy in 1978. The analysis focuses on three particular aspects, namely (1) the changing perception of the role of moral education, (2) the changing emphasis of what moral education should achieve, and (3) how such changes of emphases reflect the changing social and political circumstances in China. The chapter argues that government documents on moral education can be a significant indicator for tracking social transition in China. Copyright © 2001 Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation and political transition: Themes and experiences in East Asia
EditorsMark BRAY , W.O. LEE
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherComparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Pages201-219
ISBN (Print)9628093843
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Citation

Lee, W. O. (2001). Moral education policy in China: The struggle between liberal and traditional approaches. In M. Bray & W. O. Lee (Eds.), Education and political transition: Themes and experiences in East Asia (2nd ed., pp. 201-219). Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Centre, The University of Hong Kong.

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