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Japanese Higher Education as Myth





ISBN 9780765609250
Published May 31, 2002 by Routledge
317 Pages

 
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In this dismantling of the myth of Japanese "quality education", McVeigh investigates the consequences of what happens when statistical and corporatist forces monopolize the purpose of schooling and the boundary between education and employment is blurred.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Potemkin Factor 2. Myths, Mendacity, and Methodology 3. State, Nation, Capital, and Examinations: The Shattering of Knowledge 4. Gazing and Guiding: Japan's Education-Examination Regime 5. Schooling for Silence: The Sociopsychology of Student Apathy 6. Japanese Higher Education as Simulated Schooling 7. Self-Orientalism through Occidentalism: How "English" and "Foreigners" Nationalize Japanese Students 8. "Playing Dumb": Students Who Pretend Not to Know 9. Lessons Learned in Higher Education 10. The Price of Simulated Schooling and "Reform" Appendix A B C

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