Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Education as Cultivation in Chinese Culture

Editors: Hsu, Shihkuan, Wu, Yuh-Yin (Eds.)

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  • Defines and provides an academic vocabulary to discuss an accepted but overlooked view area of teacher training
  • Provides an overarching look at the historical roots of Chinese education and current practice in reflection
  • Offers an alternative to standard introduction to education course books and standard Western educational psychology textbooks
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Given the increasing global interest in Chinese culture, this book uses case studies to describe and interpret Chinese cultivation in contemporary Taiwanese schools. Cultivation is a concept unique to Chinese culture and is characterized by different attitudes towards teaching and learning compared to Western models of education. The book starts with a discussion of human nature in Chinese schools of philosophy and levels of goodness. Following the philosophical background is a presentation of how cultivation is practiced in Chinese culture from prenatal through high school education. The case studies focus both on how students are cultivated as they become members of Chinese society, and on what role teachers play in cultivating the children in school. In addition, supports from Chinese educational institutions, including public schools, families, and organizations such as private cram schools, are introduced and explained. In closing, the book presents a critique of the modern school reform movement and the conflicts between the reform proposals and traditional practices. Based on the collective work of Taiwanese researchers in the fields of education, history and anthropology, the book identifies the purpose of education as cultivating virtue in a process of creating an ideal person who serves society, and describes the way teachers have carried on this tradition despite its faltering status in contemporary educational discourse and in the face of reform movements.

About the authors

Shihkuan Hsu is a professor at the Center for Teacher Education, National Taiwan University.

Yuh-Yin Wu is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Counselling, National Taipei University of Education, and currently serves as the Dean of College of Education.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education as Cultivation in Chinese Culture
Editors
  • Shihkuan Hsu
  • Yuh-Yin Wu
Series Title
Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-224-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-224-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-223-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1330-0
Series ISSN
1573-5397
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 288
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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