The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education held a seminar on "Researching Citizenship Education in China- New Directions and New Thinking", on 21st June 2011 (Tuesday), 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Conference Room, Office of Academic Quality Assurance (Room B3-P-01D),The Hong Kong Institute of Education (Tai Po Campus) (10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po).
In this seminar, recognized local China scholars will present their latest research and thinking about citizenship education in Mainland China. The purpose of the seminar is to establish new frames of thinking about citizenship education in China. For too long Western cultural frames have been used to analyze political and cultural phenomena that have their origins in alternative traditions of thought and values. This is not so much a criticism of the Western liberal tradition in citizenship education as a recognition that there are other lenses through which to view the world around us.
This seminar takes as its starting point the need to expand existing literature on citizenship education in China if it is to be understood within the context that produces it. It is part of a larger research programme that is seeking to understand the role and function of citizenship education in Mainland China, its cultural and political roots and its recent manifestations. The seminar will focus on policy issues and their political and cultural construction, cultural traditions that can be identified as a basis for current thinking and social movements that appear to show how young people themselves think about their citizenship.
Dr. Greg FAIRBROTHER
Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences, and Programme Leader, BSocSc(GES), HKIEd
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Dr. LI Jun
Assistant Professor, Department of International Education and Lifelong Learning, HKIEd
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Dr. ZHAO Zhenzhou
Post Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Governance and Citizenship, HKIEd
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