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Okano, Kaori H. – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper examines variations and shifts of emphasis in the 'internationalising education' discourse and practice, and attempts to identify patterns in these variations. By examining two sectors, compulsory education and universities, it identifies four main strands of discourse: (1) international (understanding) education ("kokusai rikai…
Descriptors: International Education, Global Approach, Discourse Analysis, Educational Practices
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Imamura, Mitsuyuki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2017
Environmental education has not spread as widely in Japan as expected and therefore has not had any significant impact on environmental problems, even though many educators and researchers have devoted themselves to environmental educational practice. Why is environmental education not popular in Japan, and what does this tell us? The purpose of…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Tanaka, Haruhiko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2017
The UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) ran from 2005 to 2014. This study concerns the concepts of Sustainable Development (SD) and ESD. The term "sustainable development" was coined by the Brundtland Commission in 1987 as the key word in integrating environment and development. SD achieved international consensus at…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Educational Trends, Environmental Education, Sustainable Development
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Yoshida, Aya – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2017
The aim of this paper is to analyse the actions of various actors involved in "global human resource development" and to clarify whether discussions on global human resources are based on local perspectives. The results of the analysis are as follows: 1) after the year 2000 began, industry started discussions on global human resources in…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Labor Force Development, Universities, Overseas Employment
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Aizawa, Shinichi – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
This paper addresses the following two research questions: What role does senior high school choice play, in terms of the choices between public and private and between academic and vocational education in Japan and Taiwan? How do senior high school students matriculate to tertiary education in Japan and Taiwan? Japan and Taiwan have both…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Vocational Education, High School Students, Foreign Countries
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Kanbayashi, Toshiyuki – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
In recent years, teachers' increased workloads have become an issue for policy, and have been multiply pointed out, deriving as they do from peripheral duties such as paperwork, in academic research as well. However, these mentions have not been based on sufficiently solid proof. Here, this paper compares teacher working hours surveys extant from…
Descriptors: Teaching Load, Working Hours, Extracurricular Activities, Data Analysis
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Yoshie, Hirokazu – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2016
Between 1918 and 1923, hundreds of schoolteachers disputed with each other. They attended (and some delivered) lectures, read (and some wrote) pedagogical journal articles, and met for study groups. They discussed which pedagogical method was more effective for an elementary school subject known as "composition"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes
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Yamamoto, Masami – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2009
The aim of this paper is to consider the trends and problems of Japanese educational science from the viewpoint of Tokugawa educational thought. Firstly, I reexamine the past main works of the studies on Tokugawa educational thought, and conduct a survey of the trends of these studies. Second, through critical analysis of these studies I try to…
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Research Methodology, Familiarity, Criticism
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
Miyamoto, Kenichiro – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2008
Every state in the United States, under the NCLB act, has set state standards and is testing all students in grades 3-8. Students are given printed questions to which they write answers with a pencil on an answer sheet. These written tests are usually given to determine the academic achievements of students. This paper traces the early history of…
Descriptors: Testing, Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Standard Setting