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Education in Contemporary Japan Inequality and Diversity

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ISBN-10: 0521626862

ISBN-13: 9780521626866

Edition: 1999

Authors: Kaori Okano, Robert Oprandy, Harumi Befu, Roger Goodman, Michio Muramatsu

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A balanced introduction to and examination of contemporary Japanese education. While the postwar system of schooling has provided valuable ingredients for economic success, it has been accompanied by unfavourable developments such as excessively competitive exams, stifling uniformity, bullying, and an undervaluing of non-Japanese ethnicity. This book offers up-to-date information and new perspectives on schooling in contemporary Japanese society, and uses detailed ethnographic studies and interviews with students and teachers. It examines the main developments of modern schooling in Japan, from the beginning of the Meiji era up to the present, and includes analysis of the most recent…    
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Analytical frameworks: Schooling and the society
Development of modern schooling
Students' experiences of schooling I: Social groups
Students' experiences of schooling II: Minorities
Teachers' experiences of schooling
Problems and reforms in the 1980s and 1990s