ERIC Number: ED034111
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Conceptual Scheme for an Adaptation of Participation Training in Adult Education for Use in the Three Love Movement of Japan.
Kamitsuka, Arthur Jun
This study concentrated on developing a conceptual scheme for adapting participation training, an adult education approach based on democratic concepts and practices, to the Three Love Movement (Love of God, Love of Soil, Love of Man) in Japan. (This Movement is an outgrowth of Protestant folk schools.) While democratization is an aim, the Movement also reflects social relationships within a hierarchial social system, group decisions, responsibility, loyalty, and solidarity rather than individual action and responsibility, conforming for the sake of unity, and being taught what to think rather than how. An examination of participation training, especially the two basic structural elements of voluntary leadership roles and learning tasks, and the concepts of participation, participants as individuals, and participants as group members, led to the conclusion that the Three Love Movement could adapt this form of adult learning as an educational program for Japan's democratic reconstruction. Tasks essential in introducing, organizing, activating, expanding, applying, and evaluating programs were set forth. (A historical review of Japanese education, 1868-1945 and post war, is included.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Democratic Values, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Group Discussion, History, Investigations, Participation, Social Change, Social Values, Training
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis