ERIC Number: ED237635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Special Training Schools in Japan. NIER Occasional Paper 05/83.
In May 1975, the School Education Law in Japan was revised, creating the category of special training schools out of the numerous types of miscellaneous schools that had sprung up following the end of World War II. The Japanese government created regulations for the schools, specifying that the purpose of the special training schools was to help students develop the abilities required for their vocation and their daily lives as well as to help improve their cultural knowledge. The regulations specify three categories of special training schools: upper secondary, advanced or college level, and ordinary courses (which can be taken at any time regardless of a student's age or schooling level). Other regulations specified the qualifications for those who establish, administer, and teach at special training schools; created standards for the school buildings and equipment; provided standards for school subjects; and established an administrative structure to enforce these regulations. The special training schools are expected to play an increasing role in the education of Japanese youth and the retraining of adults for new jobs as technology advances. To serve these needs, the schools will need to develop professional and vocational education, to improve the content of their programs, and to raise their status in the educational world. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Educational Research, Tokyo (Japan).
Identifiers - Location: Japan