The Comparison and Modern Significance of Moral Education between Dewey and Confucius

Tingting Zhang


Dewey’s Pragmatism philosophy and moral education thoughts are the representatives of values in western modern society, and Confucius is the founder of China’s excellent traditional moral education. Both of them have made outstanding contributions to moral education research. Comparing the moral education ideas of Dewey and Confucius, we can discover the similarities and differences between the two. This article mainly elaborates on the purpose, content, and methods of moral education, and compares and summarizes the similarities and differences. Finally, by absorbing the connotations of ancient and modern moral education, we continuously improve and enrich the content and system of modern moral education in China, and enrich the theory of modern moral education in China.

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