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Country overview

...Country overview Before 1987, Japan For further statistical information please visit the following sites: Statistic Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication (2018), “Statistical Handbook of Japan 2018...

Citizenship in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo

Citizenship Education in Japan

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Introduction The Course of Study in Japan has been revised many times. After World War II, a new subject, Social Studies, was established in elementary, junior high and high schools...
...Ochanomizu Elementary School’s History and Present Curriculum Ochanomizu Elementary School was founded in 1878 as an elementary school attached to Tokyo Women’s Teacher Training...

Curricula: Domestic Higher Education (Japan)

Robert Aspinall

Robert Aspinall is Professor and Chair of Academic Affairs at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Designing, approving, and implementing HE curricula Establishment of new universities, new faculties, or any changes related to the size of student enrolment is subject to the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science...

Historical Context of Secondary Education (Japan)

Peter Cave

Peter Cave is a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...Historical and conceptual evolution of lower and upper secondary education, chronology of changes, governance and structural changes The foundations of modern secondary education, 1872–99 A modern secondary education system did not exist...
...The Origin of Japanese Citizenship Education History Before Japanese Modernization The Japanese modern age started in 1868 when the Tokugawa shogunate returned rule to the Emperor. The beginning...

Issues in Citizenship Education

Citizenship Education in Japan

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...International, Global and Multicultural Education as an Issue in Citizenship Education Takaaki Fujiwara Introduction The topic of citizenship education is currently controversial in Japan due...

Overview of Higher Education (Japan)

Robert Aspinall

Robert Aspinall is Professor and Chair of Academic Affairs at Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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...HE structure Graduates from senior high school who have completed twelve years of schooling are qualified to apply for university. At undergraduate level the normal duration of study is four years, except for faculties of medicine...
...Introduction The 1977 Course of Study was created due to a change in the educational administration policy of the Ministry of Education of Japan. The reason for the change was to cultivate...
...This chapter focuses on discriminative projects in secondary citizenship education in Japan and describes the outline and specific features of these projects. Most secondary schools in Japan consist of junior high school (grades 7–9), which...