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ERIC Number: EJ953272
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
Changing Ideological-Political Orientations in Chinese Moral Education: Some Personal and Professional Reflections
Maosen, Li
Journal of Moral Education, v40 n3 p387-395 2011
Moral education in the People's Republic of China is dominated by ideological-political orientations. However, in the last 30 years China has experienced extensive economic reform, bringing about many social changes, such as decreasing reliance on the state-owned workplace, increasing private property ownership and enhancement of the rule of law. Such changes have inevitably influenced personal, societal and ideological values, and consequently had an impact on individual moral beliefs and behaviour. In this paper I analyse the decline of socialist ideology, revolutionary morality and ideological work in contemporary China so as to provide a background to current Chinese moral education policies and practices. I illuminate some inherent contradictions and ambiguities in the changing ideological-political orientations by reference to some personal and professional experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China