Citizenship education, which is conducted by introducing students to political philosophies as well as to the achievements and goals of a government, is one way for schools to promote support for national governments in the growing generation. This project took the case of citizenship education in China to study the process by which the Chinese Communist Party encourages support for itself among Chinese students.
Simultaneously, Chinese provinces, cities, and schools themselves have considerable freedom in carrying out education policy guidelines with regard to school administration, particularly in the generation of school funds. This project attempted to determine the extent to which this freedom is applied in terms of citizenship education. It sought to determine the differences in which provinces promote and carry out citizenship education.
Whereas there was some indication of differences among provinces, these were relatively minor. What was more apparent was the faithfulness of the provinces in encouraging citizenship education to assist the central government. This loyalty is mainly attributed to the idea that the central government is likely to gain more support from an appearance of effectiveness than it would from granting freedom, which may result in implementation problems of its policies.