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[[alternative]]Study of the Difficulty in Practicing Democratic Citizenship Education in Taiwan -Study of the Difficulty in Practicing Democratic Citizenship Education in Taiwan -

By [[author]]劉姝言, Liou [[author]]Shuian, 劉姝言 and Liou Shuian


[[abstract]]In Taiwan, the difficulty in practicing democratic citizenship education lies in the paradox between the cultural construction of Confucianism and the values of Democratic Constitutionalism, which can be found respectively in the following two high school subjects: citizenship education and “Chinese Cultural Core Curriculum” in Chinese. The challenges a democratic country faces are which values have legitimacy to teach, which may violate self-conscious liberties as the values descended, and which are in accordance with the respect of democratic politics for individual equality as well as liberal values. And the solutions to the mentioned determine if democratic politics can be put into practice maturely and steadily. The study herein first alleges and analyzes the basis of Democratic Constitutionalism –Liberalism,and contrast with the contents and values of Confucianism. Hence, the study makes a comparison between the contents of current high school citizenship education and “Chinese Cultural Core Curriculum”, explores the content and essence of citizenship education in light of democratic political philosophy and sociology of morals, and clarifies the difference between citizenship education and multicultural education as a foundation of the study in value education of a democratic country. As revealed in the study, “Chinese Cultural Core Curriculum” truly reflects the spirit of morality leadership and propriety education in Confucianism, for the essence of character education in Confucianism is a kind of moral education, which is desubjective and not self-disciplined. Notwithstanding, current citizenship education in high school does not fully abide by political individualism, resulting in fragmental and contradictory Constitutionalism logics, subordinate concepts of obedience, and paradoxical logical reasoning. Moreover, the awareness about the conflict of the two ethic values is still weak. With a positive attitude towards the traditional virtue and without reflection, the curriculum seldom deals with the value conflict or cuts into the core, but merely develops its scheme by means of praising value. The study, trying to perform curriculum design, integrate the core value and the fundamentals of democratic politics, and the knowledge of social science, develop the values of reasoning, analyze and compare the difference of ethic values, and transform ethic in Confucianism, is aimed at realizing the notion that democratic citizenship education is a kind of reasonable value education.

Topics: 自由主義, 儒家倫理, 道德社會學, 公民教育, 價值教育, Liberalism, Confucianism, Sociology of Morals, Citizenship education, Value education, [[classification]]12
Year: 2010
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