chapter  10
Citizenship Education as the Basis for China’s Educational Modernisation
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Discussion about the meaning of citizenship education usually assumes that citizenship education is a part of moral education. Although such a view contributes to the tasks of school citizenship education, it deemphasises the real meaning of citizenship education. It narrows the possible space for making citizenship education a more central feature of educational practice. Citizenship education is better regarded not only as a tool, but also as the ultimate goal of the whole of modern education. Advocating citizenship education, therefore, means infl uencing the whole of education. In reality, citizenship education can be the means for infl uencing the whole of education and can even infl uence the reform of society as a whole.