In mainland China, there is an increasing concern about the development of life education. Different educational groups have made contributions to life education from different perspectives, such as moral education, citizenship education, and safety education, yet it is important to pave the way to consolidate life education from both theoretical and practical grounds. In this chapter, incorporating philosophical and Chinese cultural perspectives, the authors propose three value orientations of life education and specifically illustrate implementation strategies in mainland China. It is suggested that life education is a new type of pedagogy and should not only be an education concept but an educational belief which strives for both teachers' and students' life growth, leading them to experience and explore a life of happiness. Copyright © 2021 selection and editorial matter, John Chi-Kin Lee, Stephen Yam-Wing Yip and Raymond Ho-Man Kong; individual chapters, the contributors.
|Title of host publication||Life and moral education in greater China|
|Editors||John Chi-Kin LEE, Stephen Yam-Wing YIP, Raymond Ho-Man KONG|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367341466, 9780367709280|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|