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ERIC Number: EJ634168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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ISSN: ISSN-0013-1911
Japan as a Prototype of the "Degreeocracy" Society?
Okada, Akito
Educational Review, v53 n3 p303-12 Nov 2001
In Japan, the necessity of a prestigious academic degree for advancement has led to extreme educational credentialism ("degreeocracy"). Despite the assumption that educational opportunities are open to all and advancement is thus meritocratic, social class inequalities do influence access to opportunities and educational attainment. (Contains 26 references.) (SK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan