TITLE

Deontological Reconceptualization: A Study of Moral Education in Bejing

AUTHOR(S)
Misco, Thomas
PUB. DATE
September 2011
SOURCE
Theory & Research in Social Education;Fall2011, Vol. 39 Issue 4, p464
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
70109908

 

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