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ERIC Number: EJ890673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
The State, Citizenship Education, and International Events in a Global Age: The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
Law, Wing-Wah
Comparative Education Review, v54 n3 p343-367 Aug 2010
With reference to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, this article shows how the Chinese state continues to be a key actor in defining citizenship and citizenship education by promoting nationalism and nation-specific elements of citizenship education while linking its people to an increasingly interconnected world. In particular, this study examines why and how the Chinese state used Olympic education as a multileveled-multidimensional citizenship education project to equip students with a sense of being a host, both at the national and local levels, to receive guests from the rest of the world. It also examines how such education affected students' understanding of and affiliation with local, national, and global domains of citizenship as promoted by the state. (Contains 1 table and 13 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)