Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation: A Comparative Analysis of Post-War Education Reform [NOOK Book]

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Focusing on the post war reconstruction of the education systems in Japan and Germany under U.S. military occupation after World War II, this book offers a comparative historical investigation of education reform policies in these two war ravaged and ideologically compromised countries. While in Japan large-scale reforms were undertaken swiftly after the end of the war, the U.S. zone in Germany maintained most of the traditional aspects of the German education system. Why did Japan so readily accept ideas and ...
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Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation: A Comparative Analysis of Post-War Education Reform

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Overview

Focusing on the post war reconstruction of the education systems in Japan and Germany under U.S. military occupation after World War II, this book offers a comparative historical investigation of education reform policies in these two war ravaged and ideologically compromised countries. While in Japan large-scale reforms were undertaken swiftly after the end of the war, the U.S. zone in Germany maintained most of the traditional aspects of the German education system. Why did Japan so readily accept ideas and values developed in the allied countries while Germany resisted? Masako Shibata explores this question, arguing that the role of the university and the pattern of elite formation, which can be traced back to the period of the formation of Meiji Japan and the Kaiserreich, created the conditions for differing reactions from educational leaders in each country; this had a decisive impact on the proposed reforms. By examining these reactions through a sociological, cultural, and historical frame, an explanation emerges. Japan and Germany under the U.S. Occupation will prove to be a valuable resource both to scholars of history and education reform.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739156674
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication date: 9/20/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Masako Shibata is assistant professor in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Tsukuba University, Japan.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 List of Tables and Figures
Chapter 2 Foreword
Chapter 3
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 4
Chapter I
Chapter 5
Chapter 2: State Formation, the State Education System, and Elite Formation in Meiji Japan
Chapter 6
Chapter 3: State Formation, the State Education System, and Elite Formation in the German Kaiserreich
Chapter 7
Chapter II
Chapter 8
Chapter 4: The Occupation Reform in Japan, 1945-1952
Chapter 9
Chapter 5: The Occupation Reform in the US-Zone of Germany, 1945-1949
Chapter 10
Chapter III
Chapter 11
Chapter 6: Conclusion 12 Appendix A: The Emperial Rescript on Education [1980] 13 Appendix B: Archival Documents 14 German Glossary 15 Japanese Glossary 16 Bibliography 17 Index 18 About the Author
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