Aims and Methods of Civic Education in Today’s Universities of China

Ping Xiao, Huasheng Tong


Civic education, as a way to foster civic awareness and civic responsibilities and to shape good citizens, should permeate through the whole process of a person’s socialization. At different stages of civic education, there should be corresponding educational aims, contents and methods consistent with the characteristics of different stages. For historical and cultural reasons, Chinese universities now have to complete the unfinished part of the contents of civic education which haven’t been dealt with in high schools. Universities should, on the basis of professional knowledge and skills, have the civic education related to occupational regulations and professional ethics in specific professions. The main aim of civic education in universities is to improve the students’ ability to independently judge the value and properly control their behavior and to achieve the aim, the system of content should be well designed and the teaching methods should also be employed properly.

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Asian Social Science   ISSN 1911-2017 (Print)   ISSN 1911-2025 (Online)

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