Citizenship education is an emerging area of study in Mainland China. In this chapter, two sets of social studies textbooks are compared and analyzed to find any transformation of citizenship education in primary schools under the current China' NCR. Based on a frequency comparison and content analysis of these textbooks, results show that citizenship education in social studies curriculum has undergone dramatic transformations, including the depoliticisation of social studies curriculum and the significant increase in content of citizenship education, increase of diverse elements of citizenship education, and the changing nature of content and pedagogies of citizenship education. However, the new social studies curriculum still adopts a relatively passive, obligation-based approach to citizenship education. This chapter concludes that there is still a need to enhance citizenship education in Mainland China. Copyright © 2012 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
|Title of host publication||Curriculum reform in China: Changes and challenges|
|Editors||Hong-biao YIN, John Chi-Kin LEE|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|