1st Edition

Learning To Be Modern
Japanese Political Discourse On Education

ISBN 9780813318929
Published May 23, 1995 by Routledge
340 Pages

USD $58.95

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Book Description

Emphasizing the political discourse and conflict that have surrounded Japanese education, this book focuses on the three main issues of central versus local control, elitism versus equality, and nationalism versus universalism.

Table of Contents

New Perspectives on Asian History -- -- Preface -- Introduction -- Clarifying Loyalty and Filial Piety: 1800-1850s -- Knowledge from Throughout the World: The Reforms of the 1870s -- Assimilating the Elements: 1879-1905 -- To Liberate Education from Bureaucratic Control: 1905-1931 -- Mobilizing the Spirit of the Nation: 1931-1945 -- Stamping out the Bad, Stamping in the New: 1945-1950 -- Warfare Waged Between the Entrenched: 1950-1969 -- The Challenge of a New Era: 1970-1989 -- Our National Identity as Japanese: Post-Shōwa Japan -- About the Book and Author

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