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Education in Japan

A Source Book, 1st Edition

By Edward R. Beauchamp, Richard Rubinger


312 pages

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This book, first published in 1989, includes essays on a number of the most important topics in Japanese education as well as the highly selected, and annotated, bibliographies. It is the editors' belief that understanding educational matters requires insight into the historical context, and have therefore placed contemporary Japanese educational matters in historical perspective.

Table of Contents

Part 1. History of Japanese Education to 1952 1. General Histories and Surveys 2. Early Japanese Education 3. Tokugawa Education: Tradition and Change 4. Meiji Education: Transition to Modern Schooling 5. Foreign Influences on Education in Meiji Japan 6. Prewar and Wartime Education: Democratic Experiments and Indoctrination 7. Education Under the Occupation (1945-52) Part 2. Contemporary Japanese Education: Problems and Issues 8. Organisation and Structure of Japanese Education 9. Higher Education 10. Teacher Education 11. Education of Minorities 12. The Education of Women 13. Textbooks 14. Problems, Issues and Reform in Japanese Education

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Education in Asia

This set of reissued books examines education in Asia from a variety of different angles. From the westernisation of early twentieth century Chinese education, to the impact of the Communist revolution, to education and society in Korea, to Asian women’s experiences of education – this set collects some key texts by a range of original thinkers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies