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Mori, Rie – Liberal Education, 2016
Liberal education has been a target of political discourse in many countries, and Japan is no exception. In Japanese higher education, there are three types of institutions: national public, local public, and private. In June 2015, Japan's minister of education, Hakubun Shimomura, called upon the country's national universities to take…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, General Education, Humanities
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Johnston, Joseph, Jr.; Hurst, G. Cameron, III; Coble, Parks; Ruder, Philip J.; Knippling, Alpana Sharma – Liberal Education, 1998
Describes the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Faculty and Curriculum Development Seminar, held in Japan and designed to open faculty minds to global issues. The year-long seminar involves three-person teams from eight institutions, competitively selected through proposals. Its three phases include preparatory reading and…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development
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Plath, David W. – Liberal Education, 1987
It is proposed that studying a culture's outward signs of expressing appreciation is a good way of learning the emotional patterns of a culture. Japanese culture is the focus. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Context, Cultural Traits