ERIC Number: ED464010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
History Textbook Controversies in Japan. ERIC Digest.
Masalski, Kathleen Woods
Currently, there is a controversy in Japan about textbook treatments of Japanese military actions during World War II. This digest examines: (1) the importance of history textbooks in schools in Japan and the United States; (2) the context of history textbook controversies in Japan; (3) the current issues and contending positions in the Japanese history textbook controversies; and (4) the lessons and implications of the textbook controversies in Japan for educators in the United States. (BT)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Historical Interpretation, History Textbooks, Middle Schools, Perspective Taking, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Selection, World War II
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers - Location: Japan