Using filial piety as motivation: Destigmatize the myths of CTE.


By Miles Nigel Thomas

The following article was written by Miles Nigel Thomas. In the article Miles discusses the cultural context of filial piety and how it can be used as motivation for career technical education. Filial piety is rooted in Chinese Confucianism, and Daoist ethics and means to honor one’s parents, elders and ancestors. 

Miles is a PhD student at UNLV studying Career Technical Post Secondary Education. Their research interests include designing workforce curricula centered around adult learners from marginalized communities dealing with issues of race and gender.