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Author Okada, Akito, 1967- author

Title Education policy and equal opportunity in Japan / Akito Okada
Published New York, New York ; Oxford, England : Berghahn Books, 2012
©2012
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Description 1 online resource (213 pages) : illustrations
Series Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present
Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present
Contents Education Policy and Equal Opportunity in Japan; CONTENTS; FIGURES AND TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; NOTES ON STYLE; JAPANESE TERMS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; 1. THE INITIAL APPLICATION OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IN JAPAN, 1868-1944; 2. THE INITIAL POSITION OF THE CONCEPT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION, 1945-1950; 3. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN EDUCATION, 1951-1959; 4. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONCEPT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITY UNDER THE HIGH ECONOMIC GROWTH PERIOD,1960s-1970s; 5. FROM HUMAN CAPITAL TO MARKET VALUES IN EDUCATION,1980s-PRESENT DAY
6. EDUCATIONAL REFORM AND EQUALITY OF OPPORTUNITY IN CONTEMPORARY JAPANCONCLUSION; Appendix 1. THE JAPANESE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN 1937; Appendix 2. THE JAPANESE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN THE 1980S; Appendix 3. THE JAPANESE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN 2008; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Summary In many societies today, educational aims or goals are commonly characterized in terms of "equality," "equal opportunity," "equal access" or "equal rights," the underlying assumption being that "equality" in some form is an intelligible and sensible educational ideal. Yet, there are different views and lively debates about what sort of equality should be pursued; in particular, the issue of equality of educational opportunity has served as justification for much of the postwar restructuring of educational systems around the world. The author explores different interpretations of the concept
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Education and state -- Japan.
Educational equalization -- Japan.
Educational planning -- Japan.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0857452681 (electronic bk.)
1306548004 (ebk)
9780857452672
9780857452689 (electronic bk.)
9781306548007 (ebk)