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ERIC Number: ED138521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Recurrent Education: Policy and Development in OECD Member Countries. Japan.
The report on recurrent education in Japan is one of a series describing continuation education in OECD member countries. Intended as a means of liberating individuals from the education-work-leisure-retirement sequence, recurrent education provides freedom to mix and alternate these phases of life within the limits of the socially possible. Chapter I provides information on the post World War II re-orientation of the Japanese formal education system in response to new demands such as recurrent education and discusses services provided by public and private agencies. Chapter II discusses study opportunities for five periods of life: infants, school children, adults, the general public, and meeting the demands for leisure activities. Topics include education in the home, parents' education classes, children's nature study, public vocational training, women's study classes, classes for the elderly, educational broadcasting and television, correspondence courses, and expansion of leisure time. Chapter III provides information on administrative measures which have been developed to deal with these programs. Described are the Social Educational Council, citizens councils, activity statistics, educational media, and budgeting. Concluding remarks in Chapter IV discuss Japan's objective of providing quality education for all stages of human development. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Comparative Education, Continuation Education, Educational Development, Educational Objectives, Educational Opportunities, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Leisure Time, Lifelong Learning, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Education, School Business Relationship, Tables (Data)
OECD Publications Center, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($3.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). Centre for Educational Research and Innovation.
Identifiers - Location: Japan