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ERIC Number: ED309543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
Pages: 44
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Reform and Non-Reform in Education: The Political Costs and Benefits of Reform Policies in France and Japan.
Weiler, Hans N.; Miyake, Eriko
This paper examines how the perception and anticipation of political costs and benefits affects decisions about whether and how plans for educational reforms are to be pursued. Two case studies of major educational reform attempts are described: France and Japan. The study analyzes the two societies' underlying dilemmas, which manifest themselves in instructively different ways. The discussion of educational reform in France focuses upon the first and the second cycle of the "secondaire," the four-plus-three structure of French secondary education that follows upon the five years of the "elementaire." The politics of educational reform in Japan focuses upon a review of the history of educational reform during the post-World War II period, emphasizing the work of the "deliberation councils" and the role of the Ministry of Education. (43 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: France; Japan