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ERIC Number: EJ961632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1542-7587
Ikeda Research in China and Taiwan: Critical Analysis of the Chinese Language Literature
Inukai, Nozomi
Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, v9 n1-2 p90-117 2012
This study is the first attempt to conduct a critical analysis of the research on Ikeda's educational philosophy published in mainland China and Taiwan. The study employed a combination of archival research and responses to an online questionnaire by professors and doctorate students studying Ikeda's educational philosophy. The study analyzed the motivation for Ikeda research and major themes in Ikeda's educational philosophy. Two major motivations for Ikeda research were respect for Ikeda and improvement of education in China and worldwide. The major themes in Ikeda's educational philosophy were "education for harmony" and "moral education" by shifting from "education for society" to "society for education." Dignity of life and humanism are the basis of such an education. Also examined were the problems of modern Chinese education, such as utilitarianism, materialism, and exam-oriented education, which can be addressed by Ikeda's "human education." Finally, this study explored the possible reasons for the exclusive expansion of Ikeda research in mainland China and Taiwan based on the similarities between Ikeda's philosophy with both Confucian values and Western values. (Contains 25 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; Taiwan