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Title: A revisit of ‘moral and character education’ subject in junior-high school in China
Authors: Liang, J
Keywords: Chinese adolescents
Holistic development
Moral and character education
Moral education
School social work
Theoretical discussion
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: China journal of social work, 2016, v. 9, no. 2, p. 103-111 How to cite?
Journal: China journal of social work 
Abstract: Moral education is a practice to promote the moral competence of adolescents, particularly in nurturing their moral judgement and moral behaviour. In China, under the rapid development of social work practice at schools, moral education could serve as a collaborative point between teachers, school counsellors, social workers and policymakers to promote the moral, holistic and healthy development of students. However, moral education is not as yet widely and systematically evaluated? particularly the details of relevant policy, curriculum, textbooks, teaching and learning approach, examination and evaluation. This paper takes an initiative to conduct a comprehensive literature review and theoretical discussion on the subject ‘Moral and Character Education’ (Sixiangpinde思想品德) which is a mandatory moral education subject for Grade 7–9 students in junior high schools in China. It also provides reflections and suggestions on how the subject and moral education could be promoted under the contexts of promotion of adolescent holistic development and involvement of social work practice.
ISSN: 1752-5098
EISSN: 1752-5101
DOI: 10.1080/17525098.2016.1231254
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