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ERIC Number: EJ1133146
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Chinese Teachers' Perceptions of the "Good Citizen": A Personally-Responsible Citizen
Li, Hui; Tan, Chuanbao
Journal of Moral Education, v46 n1 p34-45 2017
Conceptions of the "good citizen" have implications for defining the goals of civic education and formulating civic education programs. In Mainland China, the concept of "good citizen" is clearly defined by the authorities in the official curriculum guidelines. Teachers' perceptions of a "good citizen", however, may differ from any official definition and will influence their approaches to the implementation of civic education in schools. The research reported here used qualitative methods to explore some Chinese junior high school teachers' perceptions of a "good citizen", drawing on Westheimer and Kahne's identification of three "visions of citizenship" used in the US as a baseline. We argue that an effective civic education curriculum must consider teachers' actual perceptions of a "good citizen" in practice and that Chinese teachers' awareness and understanding of citizenship needs to improve. [This paper was presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Asia-Pacific Network for Moral Education at The University of Sydney (Dec 4-7, 2015).]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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