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ERIC Number: EJ1075689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
To Globalise or Not to Globalise? "Inward-Looking Youth" as Scapegoats for Japan's Failure to Secure and Cultivate "Global Human Resources"
Burgess, Chris
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v13 n4 p487-507 2015
In Japan in recent years, there has been much discussion of the need for global human resources alongside criticism of Japanese youth as having an "inward-looking" ("uchimuki") orientation. Drawing out the contradictions apparent in a youth apparently reluctant to leave Japan and companies, universities and government seemingly desperate to nurture and attract global talent, this paper frames the "uchimuki" discourse as a cover for an insular Japan and its failure to attract and foster "global human resources". As such, the two discourses shed a great deal of light on Japan's complex relationship with globalisation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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