The Japanese education system, while widely praised in western countries, is subject to heavy criticism within Japan. Education Reform in Japan analyses this criticism, and explains why proposed reforms have failed. The author shows how the Japanese policy-making process can become paralysed when there is disagreement, and argues that this 'immobilism' can affect other areas of Japanese policy-making.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)|
Table of Contents1. Introduction and Theoretical Background 2. Background to the Recent Debate 3. Internal Actors: The Liberal Democratic Party 4. Internal Actors: The Bureaucracy 5. External Actors: Incorporated Interests 6. External Actors: Opposition Groups