International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Confucianism and Chinese Families: Values and Practices in Education
Grace Hui-Chen Huang, Mary Gove

The purpose of this conceptual paper is to examine Confucianism’s influence on Chinese families in the United States, specifically in educational practice and family relationships. The authors describe how Confucianism is embedded in Chinese culture and places value on education at societal, familial, and individual level. Additionally, the meaning of educational success and the efforts involved in the educational process associated with Confucianism are discussed. The authors also examine the hierarchical relationship in Chinese educational system and within the family’s educational practices. Educational implications are provided to inform professional practices.

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