Confucian thinking in traditional moral education: key ideas and fundamental features

  title={Confucian thinking in traditional moral education: key ideas and fundamental features},
  author={Wang Fengyan *},
  journal={Journal of Moral Education},
  pages={429 - 447}
  • Wang Fengyan *
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Education, Philosophy
  • Journal of Moral Education
Ancient Chinese ideas of moral education could be said to have five main dimensions – philosophical foundations, content, principles, methods and evaluation – which are described in this paper. An analysis of the fundamental features of Confucian thinking on moral education shows that it took the idea that human beings have a good and kind nature as its logical starting point. It built a system of ethical norms, based on the idea that an individual's feelings come from the inner mind, combined… 
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