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Chesky, Aimi Kono – Childhood Education, 2013
The project development school idea in Japan started in the late 1970s. Both public and private schools can become project schools. Public schools' districts and private schools' boards develop the project plan and submit the application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Once approved, the project school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2008
Traditionally, violent acts against children in Japan were considered private, isolated incidents largely outside the reach of government policy and legal action. Increasingly, however, public perception in Japan, mainly driven by the mass media, has shifted away from such complacency. A few well-publicized attacks on children have forced Mombusho…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Public Policy