Japanese Education since 1945

Japanese Education since 1945

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by Edward R. Beauchamp, James M. Vardaman Jr

This study of postwar Japanese education includes major educational documents that shed light on this important period and provide a guide to understanding the development of Japanese educational policy.See more details below


This study of postwar Japanese education includes major educational documents that shed light on this important period and provide a guide to understanding the development of Japanese educational policy.

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List of Tables and Figures
Pt. IJapanese Education and the Development of Postwar Education Policy, 1945-1985
Introduction: Japanese Education since 19453
Pt. IISelected Documents
1Imperial Rescript on Education (October 30, 1890)37
2Japan: The Education System under Military Government (PWC-287a) (November 6, 1944)38
3Positive Policy for Reorientation of the Japanese (SWNCC 162/D) (July 19, 1945)45
4The Potsdam Proclamation (July 26, 1945)49
5School Education under the New Situation (I) (Hatsu Sen No. 118) (August 28, 1945)50
6United States Initial Post-Surrender Policy for Japan (August 29, 1945)51
7Educational Situation at End of the War (Fall 1945)52
8School Education under the New Situation (II) (Hatsu Koku No. 184) (September 12, 1945)53
9Educational Policy for the Construction of a New Japan (September 15, 1945)55
10Plan for Educational Control in Japan under Military Occupation (September 26, 1945)58
11Administration of the Educational System of Japan (October 22, 1945)62
12Problems Involved in Japanese Educational Reforms (October 26, 1945)64
13Memorandum on Investigation, Screening, and Certification of Teachers and Educational Officers (October 30, 1945)68
14Abolition of State Shinto (December 15, 1945)70
15Staff Study on Proposed Education Mission (CIE, GHQ, SCAP) (December 27, 1945)71
16Suspension of Courses in Morals (Shushin), Japanese History, and Geography (December 31, 1945)74
17Imperial Rescript on Reconstruction (January 1, 1946)75
18Committee of Japanese Educators (January 9, 1946)77
19Reorientation of the Japanese (February 15, 1946)79
20Bases for Educational Reconstruction (March 8, 1946)82
21Report of the [First] U.S. Education Mission: Digest (March 1946)85
22A Guide for the "New Education" (June 30, 1946)90
23The Constitution of Japan (November 3, 1946)95
24Revision of the Japanese Educational System (March 27, 1947)97
25School Education Law (Law No. 26) (March 29, 1947)101
26The Fundamental Law of Education (Law No. 25) (March 31, 1947)109
27The Japan Teachers' Union: Main Principles, Bylaws, Proclamations, Resolutions, Summary of Activities, Public Statements (First Convention, June 8, 1947)112
28Appeal to Educators (June 20, 1947)116
29The Board of Education Law (Law No. 170) (July 15, 1948)117
30Dr. Walter Ells's Convocation Address at the Opening of Niigata University (July 19, 1949)118
31White Paper on Education Prepared by the Japan Teachers' Union (May 1, 1950)122
32A Code of Ethics for Teachers (June 1952)131
33Maintaining the Neutrality of Education (July 8, 1953)135
34Law for the Promotion of Science Education (August 8, 1953)136
35Report Concerning the Preservation of Political Neutrality of Teaching Staff (January 18, 1954)136
36Law No. 157: Concerning Temporary Measures for Ensuring Political Neutrality in Compulsory Education (June 3, 1954)140
37Opinion on Technical Education to Meet the Needs of the New Era (November 9, 1956)141
38The Emergency Declaration of the Japan Teachers' Union (December 22, 1957)146
39The Advance of Manpower Capability and Promotion of Scientific Technology (July 1960)148
40Request for Measures for the Establishment and Promotion of the Advance of Technical Education (August 25, 1961)152
41Prime Minister Ikeda's Campaign Speech for the Upper House of the Diet (May 25, 1962)154
42Contributions of Education to Economic Growth (November 5, 1962)156
43Problems and Strategies in Manpower Development during Economic Growth: Report of the Economic Investigation Council (January 14, 1963)159
44Japan Teachers' Union 1966 Convention Goals (May 1, 1966)164
45The Image of the Ideal Japanese (December 15, 1966)164
46Course of Study for Junior High Schools: Moral Education (1969)168
47A Proposal Concerning the Fundamental Issues of Education (September 1969)170
48Problems Concerning Students (1964)171
49Reviews of National Policies for Education: Japan (January 11, 1970)197
50Social Education in a Rapidly Changing Society (April 30, 1971)211
51Basic Ministry of Education Guidelines for the Reform of Education (June 11, 1971)215
52Basic Guidelines for the Reform of Higher Education (1971)224
53The Formation of Human Character in the New Industrial Society - The Ideal Form of Education from a Long-Term Perspective (March 15, 1972)230
54How Japanese Education Ought to Be (June 14, 1972)234
55Features of Education in Japan: Background (1975)236
56Japan's Private Universities (1987)245
57Ministry of Education Directive Concerning the Prevention of Delinquency of Pupils (November 25, 1980)259
58Concerning the [Ministry of Education] Survey of Actual Conditions of Moral Education in Public Elementary and Junior High Schools (August 5, 1983)261
59Moral Education (1983)263
60Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone's Formal Request on Education Reform at the First General Meeting of the Provisional Council on Educational Reform and His Address (September 5, 1984)Read More

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