ERIC Number: ED060325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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Chugakko kyoikukatei kaizen no kihon-hoshin (Basic Policies for the Improvement of the Lower Secondary School Curriculum).
Ministry of Education, Tokyo (Japan).
This document is an English-language abstract (approximately 1,500 words) of a two-part report dealing with curriculum improvement in junior high school. The junior high school should provide education for youth having completed elementary school, at that particular phase of physical and mental development, and prepare them for continuing their education. The curriculum should include Japanese, social studies, mathematics, science, music, fine arts, physical education, industrial arts, home economics, foreign languages, agriculture, industry, commerce, fishery, moral education, and other subjects and extra-curricular activities. The report presents a breakdown of the number of periods per year that should be devoted to each of the above mentioned subjects. The greatest class periods in all three years are devoted to Japanese (175) while moral education rates 35 periods a year for all three years. A period lasts 50 minutes, and the total number is spread over 35 weeks in the school year. The curriculum should be adapted to conform to local conditions, and guidance should be emphasized, making allowances for exceptions for students having difficulties. Certain subjects are required, while others are elective. (Author/GDB)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Elective Courses, Japanese, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction, School Role, Secondary Education
Available in CEAS Abstract Series No. 1-4 (ED 060 227)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Tokyo (Japan).