ERIC Number: ED264153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Social Studies in the Japanese Elementary School.
Thomas, Paul F.
Horizon, v23 n2 pp 21-27 Spr 1985
The most striking feature of the Japanese social studies curriculum at the elementary level is its role as the instructor of Japanese national values and attitudes. The social studies curriculum has gone through four major revisions since World War II. In the most recent revision, in the early 1980's, the focus has been on instituting new teaching strategies similar to those emphasized in American schools in the 1960's: experiential learning, individualized instruction, and pupil-centered approaches. The principal themes for elementary social studies in Japan are: community, family, work ethic, the interrelationship of society and nature, community cooperation, economic development, and national cultural and social heritage. (LP)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Community Relations, Comparative Education, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Economics Education, Elementary Education, Family Relationship, Foreign Countries, History, Nationalism, Social Studies, Social Values, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Values Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Teacher's Federation, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Japan