ERIC Number: ED399373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
National Profiles in Technical and Vocational Education in Asia and the Pacific: Japan.
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
One of a series of studies on the development of technical and vocational education in the member states of UNESCO, this report profiles the educational system in Japan. The three parts of the document provide information about the geography and history of Japan, historical and current perspectives of general education, and technical and vocational education in Japan. Some of the highlights include the following: (1) Japan has a long history of respect for and encouragement of education, and successfully reformed the education system after World War II; (2) since the 1980s, calls for and attempts at reforming the education again have become more widespread as almost-universal education has strained to become more flexible in response to a changing world; (3) all children in Japan attend at least 9 years of school; most go on to 3 more years of upper secondary school, and 36 percent at least start university education; (4) junior colleges, colleges of technology, and special training schools are available to meet students' needs to enter various occupations and have various entrance requirements; (5) all students in lower secondary schools (grades 7-9) receive industrial arts training; (6) technical high schools carry out vocational and technical training on the secondary level; (7) about 1 percent of students are involved in special vocational training provided by the Ministry of Labor. (KC)
Descriptors: College Programs, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Asia-Pacific Centre of Educational Innovation for Development (ACEID), UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, P.O. Box 967, Prakanong Post Office, Bangkok 10110, Thailand; Networking and Information Service Unit, CPSC, P.O. Box 7500, Domestic Airport Post Office, NAIA, Pasay City 1300, Manila, Philippines.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.
Identifiers - Location: Japan