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Yamada, Shoko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
This paper explores the convergence and divergence in the discourses and practices of comparative education in Japan, North America, and Greater China. Research demands, institutional settings, and social and historical background determine the nature of the research discussed and practiced in each place. Some particular patterns were identified…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Aizawa, Shinichi – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
This paper addresses the following two research questions: What role does senior high school choice play, in terms of the choices between public and private and between academic and vocational education in Japan and Taiwan? How do senior high school students matriculate to tertiary education in Japan and Taiwan? Japan and Taiwan have both…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Vocational Education, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Akabayashi, Hideo; Nakamura, Ryosuke; Naoi, Michio; Shikishima, Chizuru – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
In the past decades, income inequality has risen in most developed countries. There is growing interest among economists in international comparisons of economic and educational mobility. This is aided by the availability of internationally comparable, large-scale data. The present paper aims to make three contributions. First, we introduce the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Social Mobility, Economic Status
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Amano, Ikuo – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2010
Higher education systems are now in a global state of flux. Japan is no exception. The most persuasive framework for analyzing the basic structure and direction of change is the structural-historical theory of the American sociologist Martin Trow. This is a generalization of his "elite to mass to universal" based on first American and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Educational Change
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Otsuka, Yutaka – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2009
The purpose of this article is to examine the position and role of the research method in one discipline, comparative education. For this purpose, first of all, the content of articles published by the Japan Comparative Education Society's journal over the past 35 years is analyzed. Based on this analysis, the implications, significance as well as…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Field Studies