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