ERIC Number: ED439088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Japanese Government Policies in Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1998. Mental and Physical Health and Sports.
Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).
This annual publication introduces Japan's educational policies in education, science, sports, and culture. Part 1, "Trends in Education Reform," discusses fundamental concepts in educational reform. Part 2, "Mental and Physical Health and Sports," includes two chapters. Chapter 1, "Health and Sports into the Future," examines 5 concepts: fundamental concepts; mental and physical health and learning; realization of lifelong participation in sports; promotion of top-level sports, and establishment of the sports promotion lottery system. Chapter 2, "Toward Enhanced Health Education," discusses 5 concepts: instruction in various areas of health; drug abuse prevention; sexual and AIDS education; food-related instruction; school lunches; and school safety. Chapter 3, "Toward the Realization of Lifelong Participation in Sports," discusses 4 concepts: stamina, ability to exercise, and interest in sports; physical education at schools as the foundation for lifelong participation in sports; development of community sports environments; and sports life and environments in other countries. Chapter 4, "Improving International Competitiveness and Promoting International Sports Exchange," discusses 5 concepts: the current state of international competitiveness in Japan; improvement of international competitiveness; promoting international exchange through sports programs; promoting professional sports, and promoting participation in diverse areas of sports. (SM)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Athletics, Community Programs, Drug Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Higher Education, International Cooperation, International Programs, Life Style, Mental Health, Nutrition Instruction, Olympic Games, Physical Education, Physical Health, School Safety, Sex Education, Student Participation
Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, Monbusho, 3-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan. Tel: +81-3-3501-7735; Fax: +81-3592-1065.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Tokyo (Japan).
Identifiers - Location: Japan