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ERIC Number: EJ1009997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Toward the Integration of Cultural Values and Alternative School Models: Challenges in Japan
Chesky, Aimi Kono
Childhood Education, v89 n2 p86-91 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 typically receives three years to install and execute the project. At the end of each school year, project schools are required to submit a progress report and a summary of project contents to the MEXT. By the end of the third year (i.e., the final year), schools also must submit a thorough self-assessment on the whole project. The project development school concept warrants further examination. In this article, two of the project development schools have provided information through phone and e-mail interviews concerning their "projects" and how they are incorporated into the school curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan