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ERIC Number: EJ952320
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
Deontological Reconceptualization: A Study of Moral Education in Beijing
Misco, Thomas
Theory and Research in Social Education, v39 n4 p464-493 Fall 2011
This study explores the enactment and evolution of moral education in Beijing, China. In particular, the author examines the extent to which moral education teachers develop reflective thinking and broach controversial issues within their classrooms. Drawing on interview data from secondary moral education (deyu) teachers, professors who prepare moral education teachers, and individuals involved in directing curricular efforts in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the author suggests that reflective thinking is slowly becoming a reality within some Beijing moral education classrooms and that this evolutionary curriculum change has the potential to transform Chinese society. Yet, respondents suggested a paucity of controversial issues confronted in classrooms and an uncritical stance toward government policy and action. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Beijing)