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OECD Publishing, 2013
The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) has been planned as an ongoing program of assessment. The first cycle of the assessment has involved two "rounds." The first round, which is covered by this report, took place over the period of January 2008-October 2013. The main features of the first cycle of…
Descriptors: International Assessment, Adults, Skills, Test Construction
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Starobin, Soko S. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2002
Investigates the history of Japanese postsecondary education systems prior to the American-influenced educational reforms of 1945 and the post-war development of junior colleges. Examines implications for women's social status, based on the development of junior colleges, and makes recommendations for the academic and career advancement of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational History, Family Life
National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Div. of Science Resources Studies. – 1997
This report provides comparisons of U.S. and Japanese science resources and some initial evidence that Japan is expanding the human and financial resources for science while improving the environment for basic research. The data cover science and technology trends in research and development from 1975 to 1994, as well as more recent changes in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Engineering Technology, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society)
United Nations Economic, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). Section for Technical and Vocational Education. – 1997
This document contains seven papers about and from an international meeting on promoting linkage between technical and vocational education and the world of work. The first paper, a Final Report on the "International Expert Meeting on the Promotion of Linkage between Technical/Vocational Education and the World of Work (Tokyo, Japan, 3-6…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Practices
Cordilia, Ann – Nanzan Review of American Studies, 1989
This paper examines the characteristics of high school and college as life stages of young people in Japan and the United States and suggests some of the ways in which these experiences mesh with the demands of the occupational structure. The paper first contrasts the differences in the Japanese and American student experience during their high…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris (France). – 1992
This document presents statistical data from the countries of France, Finland, the Netherlands, Japan, Italy, and Norway regarding the flows of graduates from higher education and their entry into the workforce. Among the statistical data presented are the trends and current situation in each country for such areas as college enrollments and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns
Reilly, David; And Others – 1992
This paper, using five examples (Kenya, Japan, Malaysia, the Soviet Union, and the United States), explores some patterns of interactions among social, political, and economic activity (SPEA) and seven influences affecting the character of national systems of education. The educational change and improvement efforts in the five countries are…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Influences, Developing Nations, Educational Change
Gellert, Claudius; And Others – 1991
This report charts the recent development of the non-university sector of higher education in some OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. It shows that during the 1980s this sector most often succeeded in enhancing its standing and recognition among students, employers, and the academic world alike. Its progress in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Finance
White, Merry I.; Taniuchi, Lois K. – 1980
Because Japanese society has traditionally emphasized the group rather than the individual, less research has been done to understand how Japanese culture conceptualizes the individual and how that individual develops within the society. This paper focuses on the individual in Japanese society. Following an introduction (Section I), Section II…
Descriptors: Anthropology, Careers, Child Rearing, Cultural Differences
Collins, Kevin – 1983
Many attempts have been made to explain how modern Japan has, with speed and minimal stress, become competitive with Western nations in terms of military strength and industrial productivity. One factor commonly mentioned is the "groupishness," the collective orientation,that is basic to Japanese society. Some research has suggested that…
Descriptors: Community Role, Educational Environment, Family Life, Foreign Countries
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and the Pacific. – 1981
Eleven countries (Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand) participated in a 1980 meeting on methods of training educational administrators and supervisors to be supportive of educational innovation. This report summarizes the proceedings of that meeting and the…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Administrator Role, Administrators, Developing Nations
Williams, Russell B. – 1988
A question that now confronts producers, distributors, and consumers of information, as well as the manufacturers of information technology and the government is: what is the nature of copyright protection in the Information Age? Congress has a Constitutional mandate to protect the rights of innovators but has refused to act in the case of…
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Copyrights, Court Litigation, Federal Legislation
Asian Cultural Centre for UNESCO, Tokyo (Japan). – 1994
The participants in this 1994 regional training course examined the issue of book distribution and marketing. They focused on book marketing together with the development of distribution in order to prepare practical action plans for improvement. Twenty-three experts from 20 countries in Asia/Pacific and Africa analyzed problems, exchanged…
Descriptors: Books, Foreign Countries, Information Dissemination, Marketing
Marriott, Helen E. – Vox, 1992
The article surveys the development of Japanese language courses in Australia, noting a variety of factors contribute to the growth and recent intensification of interest in the subject. It examines problems within Japanese language teaching and discusses further innovative course development, differentiation of needs, employer perceptions, and…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Henshall, Kenneth G. – Delta, 1992
Discusses what Western nations could learn from Japan's educational system. Negative features include (1) rote learning; (2) standardization of materials taught; (3) government control of textbooks; and (4) an examination system that does not promote individualism. Positive features include the high value placed on education and the work ethic.…
Descriptors: Centralization, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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