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Iwata, Yasuyuki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2015
A complication of teacher education policy in Japan is rooted in a gap between an image of teachers, which is held by society as a whole, and includes various character traits and the reality of Japanese university education. On the other hand, the expansion of an "open system" and lack of nationwide standard are making individual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Quality
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Sung, Youl-Kwan – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2009
This study seeks to explore whether unregulated school choice has the potential to diversify the high school curriculum, as elitist conservatives and neoliberals in Korean argue. Making use of qualitative research methods, this paper examines how national curriculum policies are implemented at two selected high schools (high-achievement 1,…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Qualitative Research, Research Methodology
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Shimbo, Atsuko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2009
The symposium entitled "Social Changes in East Asia and Educational reforms: China, Korea, and Singapore" suggested that these countries are carrying out rather drastic educational reforms in the context of rapid social changes. The knowledge gained from the symposium also has important suggestions for Japanese educational reform. In…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Teacher Effectiveness, Equal Education, Teacher Improvement
Park, Hyun-Jeong – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2008
In this paper, two nationwide assessments for elementary and secondary students' educational achievement in Korea were reviewed for their assessment frameworks and the overall results; the Diagnostic Test for Basic Skills (DTBS) of Grade 3 elementary students and the National Assessment of Educational Achievement (NAEA) for Grade 6, 9 and 10…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Diagnostic Tests, Foreign Countries, Grade 6