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ERIC Number: EJ811339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Japan's Ministry of Education "Becoming the Right": Neo-Liberal Restructuring and the Ministry's Struggles for Political Legitimacy
Takayama, Keita
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v6 n2 p131-146 2008
This article first examines the controversial revision of the Fundamental Law of Education (FLE) by situating it in the larger global context of neo-liberal and neo-conservative state-restructuring and education reform. It then focuses on the domestic politics behind what seems to be the global convergence of education policy along neo-liberal and neo-conservative lines. Focusing on the political agency of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and tracing its shifting political interests in regards to the FLE amendment, the article illuminates the MOE's strategic move to "become the Right" to secure its political legitimacy in the relentless neo-liberal pressures for fiscal and administrative decentralisation. (Contains 7 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan