Japanese Higher Education as Myth

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M.E. Sharpe, 2002 - Education - 301 pages
In this dismantling of the myth of Japanese "quality education", McVeigh investigates the consequences of what happens when statistical and corporatist forces monopolize the purpose of schooling and the boundary between education and employment is blurred.
 

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Contents

The Potėmkin Factor
3
Myths Mendacity and Methodology
19
The Shattering of Knowledge
45
Japans EducatioExamination Regime
77
The Sociopsychology of Student Apathy
96
Japanese Higher Education as Simulated Schooling
123
How English
148
Students Who Pretend Not to Know
180
Lessons Learned in Higher Education
215
The Price of Simulated Schooling and Reform
237
Statistics of Japanese Education
261
Other Types of Postsecondary Schools in Japan
269
References
277
Index
295
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