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ERIC Number: EJ782804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Character Education in China Today
Zhao, Yali
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v17 n3 p11-14 Jan-Feb 2005
Character education has been a hot topic in the past decade in American public schools. Although many states and schools have initiated character education programs, politicians, educators, social workers, and the public are still arguing whether character education should be conducted in schools and how it should be conducted. China, as a country traditionally emphasizing value/moral education, has recently attracted much attention from researchers both in China and the United States. These researchers delved deeply into the Chinese moral educational system, and some have made critical comparisons of Chinese moral education with that of America. Most of these recent studies are concerned with topics such as a citizen's moral/political nature, moral education curriculum, moral values promoted in schools, and problems and challenges in moral education today. Very few dealt with what actually is done in Chinese schools to promote character, especially through extracurricular activity, which composes a large part of students' lives and plays a very important role in molding character. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how a variety of extracurricular activities are conducted at Chinese schools at all levels to promote moral character. The author hopes that this paper will help American educators better understand Chinese schools, students, and political culture. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China