Windows on Japanese Education

Windows on Japanese Education

by Edward R. Beauchamp
     
 

The fact that Japanese students consistently outperform other nationalities on international tests of educational achievement has made the Japanese educational system a leading topic for media attention and evaluative study. This volume is a collection of essays by Japanese and American scholars in the field of Japanese education that presents a current systematic

Overview

The fact that Japanese students consistently outperform other nationalities on international tests of educational achievement has made the Japanese educational system a leading topic for media attention and evaluative study. This volume is a collection of essays by Japanese and American scholars in the field of Japanese education that presents a current systematic overview of this system, its strengths, and its weaknesses.

Topics ranging from the history of Japanese education and its recent reform campaign to the methods used to teach preschoolers and elementary students, women, teachers, and engineers are the primary focus of this study. Each contributor writes both within his or her own specialty and with a view to those political, social, and economic factors that affect the Japanese educational climate. A look to the future of Japanese higher education, as well as guidelines that can benefit educational systems in other countries, conclude the work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313262432
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1991
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Education Series, #43
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1590L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

EDWARD R. BEAUCHAMP is Professor of Historical and Comparative Studies in Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is the author of An American Teacher in Early Meiji Japan, Learning to Be Japanese, and Dissertations in the History of Education, as well as articles in the History of Education Quarterly. Dr. Beauchamp co-edited Educational Policies in Crisis: Japanese and American Perspectives (Praeger, 1986), Education in Japan: A Sourcebook, and Foreign Employees in 19th Century Japan.

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