Education and Training in Japan, Volume 1

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Thomas P. Rohlen, Christopher Bjork
Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Education - 440 pages
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This collection, written by Japanese and foreign scholars, represents an inclusive cross-section of the most important work in key areas of this field. Topics include: * the impact of Japanese education and training on Japan's economy and culture * the Japanese influence on the "East Asian approach" to education, in comparison with the educational systems of Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong * Japan's promotion of "learning organizations" and "Knowledge workers" for the Information Age.
 

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Contents

VOLUME
1
the Japanese
3
Merit as ideology in the Tokugawa Period
46
Significance change and continuity in modern Japanese
59
the Japanese approach
64
Justice principles in job distribution to Japanese youth
77
politics in education
83
harmony and cooperation
84
U K
215
The changing role of the Japanese professor
220
how dead are they?
234
The knowledgecreating company
245
Japans smart schools
257
Different quality paradigms and their implications
259
response
271
Spiritual education in a Japanese bank
277

market and institutional
94
Japanese elementary school education
104
The egalitarian transformation of postwar Japanese
116
Crosscultural studies of mathematics teaching
119
The evolution of research on educational attainment
135
teaching in Japan and in the United States
150
differentiation and specialization
161
elementary schools in Japan
165
The sociopolitical background of educational crisis in Japan
168
Japanese education reforms in the 1980s
186
Internationalization in Japans elementary school social
191
a critique
200
Educational administration in Japan
207
kosoku ihan
283
how do they do it?
294
an exploratory essay
304
trouble in paradise?
307
Graduate education and research organization in Japan
326
Bullies in the classroom
336
Socialisation for college entrance examinations in Japan
352
Teacher internship and the culture of teaching in Japan
365
Creativity and Japanese education
383
VOLUME II
400
Cooperation and control in Japanese nursery schools 18
425
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Rohlen is at Stanford University.

Bjork is at Stanford University

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