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ERIC Number: EJ978776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0091-5521
Japanese Female Students' Perceptions of 2-Year Colleges as a Choice for Postsecondary Education
Anzai, Shinobu; Paik, Chie Matsuzawa
Community College Review, v40 n4 p279-299 Oct 2012
Two-year colleges have played an important role in providing postsecondary education for women in postwar Japan. More recently, a dwindling college-bound population in Japan has resulted in a drastic decrease in the number of and enrollment in 2-year colleges. This study explored the motivations and aspirations of 12 Japanese female students to understand the factors influencing their choice of a 2-year college. Findings suggest that 2-year college administrators and faculty members need to hear the voices of female students in today's society. This will enhance the colleges' role in community-based higher education and help them better serve the interests of prospective students and the needs of regional businesses and industries. Findings are discussed in the context of contemporary Japanese society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan