Culture-Choosing of Chinese Universities’ Global Citizen Cultivating Curriculum: The Challenges of the Era of Globalization

Tian YANG, Lei DENG

Abstract


The 21st century is the century of globalization and also is the century of education. The new international environment requires universities of the world cultivating their graduates to become global citizens. During the process of cultivating global citizens in different countries, cultural orientation is a core problem. In the postmodern perspective on curriculum, curriculum is not only a carrier of education, but also content. Therefore, culture-choosing of the college curriculum should be the core proposition of cultivating global citizens in universities of varying countries. Modern citizen conception is production of Western culture. Under the tide of globalization, a common global citizen society is based on the idea of liberalism. In this sense, Western civilization is the center and liberal democratic value is a common frame of reference for other cultures. So how to coordinate the relationship between the foreign and native culture, has become one of the main challenges of education in non-Western countries. Based on the connotation of Chinese global citizens, we will take the curriculum as a cutting-in point and put forward a new curriculum paradigm which could combine globalization with localization.


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Global citizens; College curriculum; Culture-choosing

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968%2F4767

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