ERIC Number: ED313308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Bibliography of English Language Publications on Japanese Education, 1970-1988.
When Japan was occupied by the Allied Occupation Forces after the conclusion of World War II, the country was told to adopt a new democratic educational system styled after the U.S. system of education. The Japanese fitted the new system to suit their requirements and environment. In the following years the system was so perfected that it became an extremely successful operation which, some say, led to the economic recovery of a fallen nation. Like many other scientific and technical innovations that the Japanese obtained from foreigners, they seem to have perfected the borrowed educational technology in such an ingenious way that it has become genuinely indigenous Japanese. Just as U.S. and Canadian business people are now learning from Japanese technological and administrative techniques, North American educators are going to Japan to learn how the Japanese educational system works. This bibliography lists 365 English language materials published between 1970 and 1988 that deal with Japanese schooling. It is not comprehensive. Numerous publications of the Japanese Ministry of Education and of many national and international agencies based in Japan, unpublished papers, and material dealing with Japanese higher education are excluded. Reference is made to earlier bibliographies on this specific topic and to 23 bibliographical references that might be useful when looking for additional material. (JB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Environment, Educational Experience, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Eskay Publications, S.K. Jain, 3280 Everts Ave., Windsor, Ontario, N9E 2V8, Canada ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan