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Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts

Brown, Eleanor; Chen, Daibo; Davies, Ian; Urbina Garcia, Angel; Munguia Godinez, Isabel

Authors

Eleanor Brown

Daibo Chen

Ian Davies

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Dr Angel Urbina Garcia M.Urbina-Garcia@hull.ac.uk
Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes and Lecturer in Early Childhood

Isabel Munguia Godinez



Abstract

Following remarks about the nature and significance of values and values education, generally and more specifically in China, England, Mexico and Spain, we explain the methods used to analyse official policies that apply to moral education, citizenship education and character education. We find similarity across the documents regarding five values-related themes: justice and the rule of law; harmony and tolerance; diversity and non-discrimination; international understanding; and equality. These themes emphasise understanding and knowing, with limited consideration of implementation and privileging of dominant values and contextually relevant considerations. We suggest that across countries there are attempts to develop personally responsible citizens and that further work is needed on how these documents are interpreted in practice by educators.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 5, 2019
Journal Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education
Print ISSN 0305-7925
Electronic ISSN 1469-3623
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-17
APA6 Citation Brown, E., Chen, D., Davies, I., Urbina Garcia, A., & Munguia Godinez, I. (2019). Educating young people about society in China, England, Mexico and Spain: similar approaches to values education from different contexts. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1647513
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03057925.2019.1647513
Keywords Values education; China; England; Mexico; Spain
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=ccom20; Published: 2019-08-05
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