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ERIC Number: ED421107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Pages: 7
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A Multimedia Comparison of Value Orientations between Chinese and American Elementary Textbooks.
Bao, Julie Qiu
This paper examines how values education is taught in Chinese and American elementary schools and what values are advocated in Chinese and American elementary textbooks. Differences in attitude, content, method, and outcome are analyzed in the context of social and cultural backgrounds. It is concluded that American textbooks tend to emphasize personal rights, freedom, identity, and the constitutional heritage, while the Chinese educational system uses the Five-Love principles (i.e., love for the country, love for the people, love of work, love for science, love for socialism/leaders) to teach their children. A description of how the author used Asymmetric ToolBook II 5.0 (a software construction set that teachers can use to develop teaching projects) and Microsoft Power Point to present this research in a multimedia environment is provided, including discussion of overall design of the presentation, readability of the screen, importing digital images, avoiding screen clutter, logical reasoning vs. the non-linear nature of multimedia presentation, and navigation control. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States