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ERIC Number: ED227940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Controversial Issues in Contemporary Early Childhood Education in Japan.
Takeuchi, Michio
Japanese society is faced with many problems in the areas of early childhood education and day care--problems which will not be easily solved in the near future. Lack of continuity between early childhood education programs and elementary school curricula, lack of parent involvement in school activities, ambiguity as to the purpose of preschool education, and lack of highly trained and certified teachers in both kindergarten and day care centers are among the issues underlying these problems. As part of the renewal of early childhood education in Japan, these problems must be tackled. However, the first step toward this renewal is reliance on the ability of educators to establish a clear philosophy of education that emphasizes the development of the whole child rather than one that focuses simply on those qualities that seem of most political or economic use within contemporary Japanese society. (MP)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan