The philosophical basis of life education

Johannes Hsiao-Chih SUN, Chi Kin John LEE

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapters

1 Citation (Scopus)


In terms of curriculum development, there are formal life education programmes and a formal subject universally in Taiwan. The development of life education in Taiwan could be divided into three phases. The first phase was from 1996 to 2006 when the former Taiwan Provincial Authority of Education started the promotion of life education until it was included in the 95 Provisional Guidelines as part of the formal curriculum in senior high schools. The second phase lasted from 2006 to 2011. During this period, the senior high school guidelines underwent the amendment of the 98 Guidelines and the modification of the 99 Guidelines, and “Introduction of Life Education” was renamed to “Life Education,” while the name of the other advanced courses remained unchanged. The third phase was when the 12-Year Basic Education Curriculum was planned and implemented. Philosophy should be the basis of life education due to three main reasons. It helps to define life education in the curriculum. 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
ISBN (Electronic)9780429324161
ISBN (Print)9780367341466, 9780367709280
Publication statusPublished - 2021


Sun, J. H.-C., & Lee, J. C.-K. (2021). The philosophical basis of life education. In J. C.-K. Lee, S. Y.-W. Yip, & R. H.-M. Kong (Eds.), Life and moral education in greater China (pp. 41-61). Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge.


Dive into the research topics of 'The philosophical basis of life education'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.