Education Journal

教育哲學與中國現代化的進程 ── 一個宏觀角度的回顧與前瞻

1994.第21卷第2期及第22卷第1期(Vol. 21 No. 2 & Vol. 22 No. 1).pp. 65–73


教育哲學與中國現代化的進程 ── 一個宏觀角度的回顧與前瞻

Philosophies of Education and the Process of China's Modernization: Retrospect and Prospect

劉國強(Kwok-Keung LAU)




The aim of this paper is to reflect on the changes of philosophies of education in relation to the process of China's modernization in order to highlight a direction of education for China in a transition period of rapid economic development heading toward modernization. The deliberation of a prospective direction is based on a brief and essential review of the educational philosophies adopted in China from late Qing to communist China The educational philosophies include those of the traditional Confucians, educational thinkers and reformers such as Zhang Zhi-dong, Liang Qi-chao, Cai Yuan-pei, and those of the communists, contemporary Confucian Tang Chun-i. The author contends that most of these educational philosophies could contribute to the development of future education as well as modernization in China.