Social competence is defined in terms of interpersonal relationships, self and group identities, and development of citizenship. While the focus of the author's previous researchis on relationships and identity, the main focus of this paper is on development of citizenship. A 4-stage developmental model of citizenship is proposed. A brief discussion of the educational implication of each of the stages is presented. The issues concerning the assessment of social competence are clearly delineated, and the discussion serves as a basis for future studies. Finally, five current issues concerning the launch of the "Moral and National Education (MNE) Subject" in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Positive Youth Development|
|Subtitle of host publication||Theory, Research and Application|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Scopus Subject Areas
- Social Sciences(all)