ERIC Number: ED271390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Influence of Western Philosophy and Theories of Psychology and Education on Contemporary Educational Theory and Practice in Japan. Final Report.
The successful educational and industrial systems in Japan are related to the social and historical condition of the country. A society that receives ideas and technology of education from other societies must go through the process of adoption, assimilation, and self-transformation. Students of society do not fully recognize the strengths and weaknesses of their own system of education. Therefore, it is a very fruitful endeavor to exchange ideas and views on educational processes and their outcomes, with full recognition of one's total social system before one embarks on the reformation of the present system. This paper includes: "Theories of Children and Their Nature,""The Goals of Child-rearing and Education,""Theory of Process and Method of Child-rearing and Education,""John Dewey's Pragmatism and Theory of Cognitive Development,""Piaget's Theory of Cognitive Development,""Jerome Bruner's Cognitive Psychology,""Skinner's Instrumentalism and Other Stimulus-response Theories,""Bandura's Cognitive Social Learning Theory,""European and Soviet Pedagogy and Psychology,""Japanese View of the Developmental Process and Learning,""Japanese Methods of Teaching and Learning," and "Problems in Japanese Education." (Author/BZ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Albert Bandura; Bruner (Jerome S); Dewey (John); Japan; Piaget (Jean); Skinner (B F); United States Study of Education in Japan
Note: For other studies in this series on education in Japan, see SO 017 338 and SO 017 443-460.