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  • The History of Modern Japanese Educationby Benjamin Duke

    Rutgers University Press 2008; US$ 39.95

    The History of Modern Japanese Education is the first account in English of the construction of a national school system in Japan, as outlined in the 1872 document, the Gakusei. Divided into three parts tracing decades of change, the book begins by exploring the feudal background for the Gakusei during the Tokugawa era which produced the initial leaders... more...

  • Britain's Educational Reformby Mike Howarth

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 200.00

    This book questions many of Britain's idiosyncratic attitudes towards education. Dimensions missing from Britain's recent reforms, but present in Japan are highlighted. The author argues that Britain could learn a lot from Japan in order to improve education and vocational training considerably. more...

  • Language and Education in Japanby Professor Yasuko Kanno

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    The first critical ethnography of bilingual education in Japan. Based on fieldwork at five different schools, this examines the role of schools in the unequal distribution of bilingualism as cultural capital. It argues that schooling gives children unequal access to bilingualism thus socializing them into different futures. more...

  • Engineers in Japan and Britainby Kevin McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Engineers are a key occupational group in the transformation of the modern world. Contrasts between Japans economic miracle and Britains relative economic decline have often been linked to differences in education, training and employment of engineers. Yet, such views have often rested on little more than colourful anecdotes and selective statistics.... more...

  • War Memory, Nationalism and Education in Postwar Japanby Yoshiko Nozaki

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    The controversy over official state-approved history textbooks in Japan, which omit or play down many episodes of Japan?s occupation of neighbouring countries during the Asia-Pacific War (1931-1945), and which have been challenged by critics who favour more critical, peace and justice perspectives, goes to the heart of Japan?s sense of itself as a... more...

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