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ERIC Number: EJ1161122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Reframing Citizenship Education in Beijing: Competing Views and Strategies
Pan, Su-Yan
Oxford Review of Education, v43 n6 p643-658 2017
This narrative documentary study depicts two approaches of citizenship education (CE) in Beijing over the past decade--change through curriculum development, versus change through the international exchange of ideals and practices. It reveals the varied interests of CE designers and the tensions arising from competing approaches to CE. Analysis unfolds three dimensions of CE in Beijing, i.e. CE as a civic mission advocated by Chinese scholars, as a diplomatic platform for local government to showcase the city's image building, and as an authoritarian agent serving to resist notions and terminologies associated with the state's political enemies. Reframing the citizenship discourses into these three dimensions allows us to order, conceptually, how we approach the function of CE in Beijing. The case of Beijing illuminates the methods, tensions, and likely future directions of CE in other Chinese polities, such as Hong Kong.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)
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