A comparative study of perceived relationship between personal morality and good citizenship in Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Seattle
Dr Lee, Wing On (Principal investigator)
Others - Education
Sik Sik Yuen Education Research Fund
To examine the way in which a selected group of teachers in Guabngzhou, Hong Kong and Seattle perceived the relationship between personal ethics and citizenship within a country/city. Moral education in the West seemed to focus more on the person. In contrast, moral education in China seemed to start with the society, and citizenship education always came first. This study would investigate how the different perceptions of the relationship between a good citizen and a moral person could be influenced by particular ideologies and cultural traditions. It was believed that this was academically a significant area worth looking into: (1) how persoanl morality and social morality interest; (2) how prior emphasis on educating for a moral person or a good citizen will affect the process of moral education; (3) how the different perceptions of the relationship between the two could be influenced by particular ideologies and cultural traditions become important questins for investigation.