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ERIC Number: EJ1177136
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Professional Responsibility of School Teachers in Public Education: An Analysis of German Educational Administration from a Japanese Perspective
Tsujino, Kemma
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v20 n1 p32-42 2016
The characteristics of the modern school system, which integrates children into a "nation state," have been radicalized throughout history, especially in Japan and Germany. This research aims to clarify German and Japanese paradigms in public education through a focus on the roles of school teachers. The research asks: what is the professional responsibility of a school teacher and what is outside of a teacher's responsibility? Under today's democratic and constitutional welfare-state, reconsideration of the distributed structure of governance in public education is needed. Through document analysis and fieldwork in Germany, with a comparative educational interest from Japan, the article specifies certain differences and similarities between the two contexts. Responsibilities in public education should be understood as distributed among, most notably, teacher, local school administration, and central school administration.
International Society for Teacher Education. Danish School of Education, Aarhus University, Niels Juelsgade 84, 8210 Aarhus N. Denmark; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; Japan
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