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ERIC Number: EJ1019307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
The Discrepancy of Meaning of Citizenship between the State and Society in China: Implications for Citizenship Education and Policymaking
Chen, Sicong
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v8 n3 p263-275 Nov 2013
Although citizenship education has received significant official attention in China in recent years, its aim remains vague. At a time when social demands increasingly influence policymaking by the state, this article examines the meaning of citizenship to the state and society in China. Data are derived from a content analysis of the use of "gongmin" (the Chinese term for citizen or citizenship) in two distinct newspapers: "People's Daily" and "Southern Metropolis Daily." The results indicate that there is discrepancy of meaning of citizenship between the state and society. The terminology used by the state tends to highlight the responsibilities and participation of citizenship while societal discourses are likely to articulate the notion of citizenship in terms of rights. Four implications are drawn for developing citizenship education that not only balances rights and responsibilities but also promotes participation in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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