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ERIC Number: EJ956113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0030-9230
New Education for Underprivileged Children: The Codification of Children's Rights in Japanese Law
Ito, Toshiko
Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, v48 n1 p153-167 2012
This article examines the educational concepts that were pursued for the benefit of underprivileged children in the era of the New Education Movement. Children's rights in Japanese modernity, as represented by the struggle to apply New Education principles to underprivileged children, are contrasted with the conventional view of childhood in the Japanese tradition. The crucial piece of legal reform that first established children's rights, the Reformatory Law of 1900, is found to derive mostly from a mix of American science and metaphysics based on Japanised Christianity. (Contains 89 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan