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Conference Paper: Metamorphosis of Confucian heritage culture and the possibility of an Asian education research methodology

TitleMetamorphosis of Confucian heritage culture and the possibility of an Asian education research methodology
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Issue Date2010
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The 7th Annual Ethics Conference: The Ethics of Sustainable Development, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, 28–30 October 2010, p. 1-12 How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper opens with a critical analysis of a paradox in contemporary educational research in and about Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC): The assumption that national boundaries coincide with that of a distinct and homogeneous culture, which consistently renders rather homogenous set of educational phenomena, collides against a more widely accepted discourse—culture transcends geographical frontiers and is ever evolving in character. It is claimed that this paradox is due to the fact that a thin conception of CHC competes neck to neck with a thick conception of it. This paper also addresses the possibility of an ad hoc education research methodology in and about CHC and its compliance issues regarding the mainstream Western research dynamics and philosophy of science. Confucian elements relevant to CHC research rationale are discussed to argue that first, a research is inextricably a moral act insofar free actors are involved in it, second, most sui generis methodological problems attached to CHC occur in the sphere of ethics and, third, a research methodology that takes into account phenomenographic variation could be the best suited to ease emic-etic tensions inherent to CHC-based research.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127130

 

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dc.contributor.authorPark, Jen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-31T13:07:51Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-31T13:07:51Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_HK
dc.identifier.citationThe 7th Annual Ethics Conference: The Ethics of Sustainable Development, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, 28–30 October 2010, p. 1-12en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/127130-
dc.description.abstractThis paper opens with a critical analysis of a paradox in contemporary educational research in and about Confucian Heritage Culture (CHC): The assumption that national boundaries coincide with that of a distinct and homogeneous culture, which consistently renders rather homogenous set of educational phenomena, collides against a more widely accepted discourse—culture transcends geographical frontiers and is ever evolving in character. It is claimed that this paradox is due to the fact that a thin conception of CHC competes neck to neck with a thick conception of it. This paper also addresses the possibility of an ad hoc education research methodology in and about CHC and its compliance issues regarding the mainstream Western research dynamics and philosophy of science. Confucian elements relevant to CHC research rationale are discussed to argue that first, a research is inextricably a moral act insofar free actors are involved in it, second, most sui generis methodological problems attached to CHC occur in the sphere of ethics and, third, a research methodology that takes into account phenomenographic variation could be the best suited to ease emic-etic tensions inherent to CHC-based research.-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAnnual Ethics Conference, 2010-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleMetamorphosis of Confucian heritage culture and the possibility of an Asian education research methodologyen_HK
dc.typeConference_Paperen_HK
dc.identifier.emailPark, J: jaepark@hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros180601en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1-
dc.identifier.epage12-
dc.description.otherThe 7th Annual Ethics Conference: The Ethics of Sustainable Development, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya, 28–30 October 2010, p. 1-12-

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