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ERIC Number: EJ1149366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Seeking Moral Autonomy in a Chinese Context: A Study of Elementary Moral Education Standards
Lee, Lena; Misco, Thomas
Journal of International Social Studies, v6 n2 p84-95 2016
In this article, we explored Chinese moral education standards for grades one and two by using the heuristic of moral autonomy and by employing a typology of moral autonomy, one based on Kantian and Deweyan ideas about moral autonomy and agency. Given the larger charge for all of schooling to develop independence, problem-solving, and creativity in China, we sought to determine whether this change is actually the case within the 2011 Chinese moral education standards for grades one and two, for the period of 2011-2020. Although some elements of moral autonomy are stated and suggested in the standard learning objectives, there are significant discrepancies between the ultimate goals of education for children's development of autonomy and their practices and implementation within these Chinese moral education curriculum standards.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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