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ERIC Number: EJ1146363
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
Making All People Full Members of the Society: New Direction of Lifelong Learning Policy and Practices in Japan
Makino, Atsushi
Asia Pacific Education Review, v18 n2 p203-217 Jun 2017
Nowadays in Japan, people's social existence may become less well defined as changes are brought about by social shifting. Japan is simply shifting from a society model based on an industrial society to another model, so-called a consumer society. In terms of social structure, this means shifting from the idea of society and economy assuming the presence of a government to a new one based on residents' own much smaller community, which freely changes its way of connecting, and thereby creates, cycles, and redefines new values perpetually and forever. What these residents are looking for now as they explore how they can weave this new way of configuring society is a way to develop a system that realizes the transition of learning from the government to the community based on lifelong learning activities, and how to go beyond. This lifelong learning is not the same system that has been implemented by the policies of transcendental power. It is one generated by those living in communities who work with their neighbors to actively implement and create the new society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan
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