ERIC Number: ED026593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Feb
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The Role of Education in the Social and Economic Development of Japan.
Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.
Emphasis in this study of Japanese education since the Meiji Restoration of 1868 was on interactions between industrialization and education, the development of a national school system, the rise of vocational education, the foundation and direction of economic and educational development, and case studies of modernization and education in Hokkaido, Nagasaki, and Okayama. Schooling for nobles and commoners during the earlier Tokugawa period was also described. Several government edicts during the period 1872-1900, consolidation of the primary and secondary school systems, extensions of compulsory education, higher educational legislation, changes in teacher education and other areas during World War II, and the postwar reconstitution of the educational system were among the events and trends considered. Provisions for technical, agricultural, commercial, and industrial education were examined, together with employment trends and the impact of wars and depressions. The role of education in modernization and social change was discussed in terms of educational expenditures, productivity, government and business leadership, and other relevant factors. (Included are a map and 89 tables and figures.) (ly)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Economic Development, Educational Legislation, Employment, Expenditures, History, Industrial Education, Industrialization, National Surveys, Public Education, Social Change, Statistical Data, Teacher Education
Ministry of Education, Tokyo, Japan.
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Authoring Institution: Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Tokyo.