Moral and global citizenship education in Japan, England, and France
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In Japan, England, and France, there are national curriculum standards. In these three countries morale and global citizenship (for example, responsibilities as global citizens) are taught in schools according to curriculum standards. Moral education includes individual virtue and morality. Global citizenship education is concerned with morality and responsibilities as people in the world. I think personal moral education is relative to global citizenship education. I want to analyze standards and school textbooks concerning moral and global citizenship education. In Japan, Moral (Dohtoku), Social Studies(shakai-ka), Integrated Studies (Sogotekinagakushu) are in the course of studies of Minister of Education, Culture Sports and Technology. In England, PSHE (personal, social and health education) and Citizenship (often they are combined as PSE) are in the National Curriculum of Qualifications and Curriculum Authority1. In France, civic education (éducation civique) is in the programme of Minister of National Education. I will present about the education of these three countries by analyzing curriculum standards and school textbooks. Textbooks are influenced by curriculum standards. Finally, I will compare them and discuss about the similarities and differences among them.
- Research bulletin of education
Research bulletin of education (5), 53-60, 2010-03