Citizenship education as basis of educational work in modern PR China

Lyubov Kalashnyk


In modern world through education children and adults are supposed to learn how to be active and effective citizens. Citizenship education is about enabling people to make their own decisions and to take responsibility for their own lives and communities. Educators all over the world supporting the idea of directed and controlled citizenship education as the new area of education use as an argument that citizenship education is an ideal tool for exploring national and human values. China throughout centuries made a complex original system of educational activity which always aimed to make a Citizen of China and a Chinese from a human being. In different historical periods this process belonged to sphere of ethics, state service, philosophy, education etc.

The aim of this article is to represent the experiences of China as to organization of citizenship education and its dominant position in the whole educational system of the country today. Modern China is one of 15 countries of the worlds where citizenship education (in forms of political and patriotic education) is an official part and subject of the state educational program.

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