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ERIC Number: EJ928852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0305-0068
The Transition from Education to Employment in the Context of Stratification in Japan--A View from the outside
Pilz, Matthias; Alexander, Peter-Jorg
Comparative Education, v47 n2 p265-280 2011
In many industrial nations, the processes of transition from education or training to employment are very important. Using Japan as a case study, this article considers these processes from an external perspective. The main criterion used is the issue of stratification within the education and training system. A detailed analysis of the transition process demonstrates that there is little differentiation between school students in Japan, making Japan's a very homogeneous education system by comparison with its international competitors. However, a type of "indirect and/or informal" stratification results from a ranking system for educational establishments and employers, reinforced by cooperation between individual educational establishments and specific employers. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table, and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan