Asian Journal of Counselling



偶像榜樣化教育──談青少年追星行為之引導策略

2010.第17卷第1及2期(Vol. 17 Nos. 1 & 2).pp. 23–40
 

偶像榜樣化教育──談青少年追星行為之引導策略

On Idol Transformation Education — Thoughts for Helping Young People to Benefit from Idol Worship

岳曉東(Xiaodong YUE)

摘要

本文論述當今香港青少年追星普遍存在的三個顯著問題──偶像崇拜商品化、偶像崇拜單一化、偶像崇拜極端化。接着,本文探討了榜樣化教育的必要,以及偶像與榜樣、偶像化與榜樣化的區別。最後,本文提出偶像榜樣化教育的基本理念和操作原則──參與性原則、批判性原則、疏導性原則和自助性原則。偶像榜樣化教育旨在建立多元化的偶像崇拜模式,淡化對偶像的頂禮膜拜,強化對偶像的榜樣學習,學會批判思維。

Abstract

This article advocates the concept and principles of “idol transformation education” (ITE) for enhancing critical thinking in idol worship among young people in Hong Kong. First, it discusses the three common problems of idolatrous behaviors in Hong Kong — commercialization of idolatry, homologization of idolatry, and immoderation of idolatry. It then addresses the conceptual differences between an idol and a role model as well as that between idolization and emulation. Finally, it proposes to implement the ITE by helping students to: (1) perceive all star idols of fame and glamour as role models of achievement and self-aspiration; (2) become critical of the features, talents, and characteristics of admired idols; (3) use idol worship as a way of facilitating self-growth and self-development. Taken together, it is hoped that the ITE can promote critical thinking, autonomy, and identity formation in adolescents.