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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Arani, Mohammad Reza Sarkar – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2017
This study aims to reveal the teaching script and structure of lesson practice of two seventh-grade Japanese mathematics teachers--a "novice" and "expert"--through comparative analysis of mathematics lessons. Specifically, it aims to clarify how the teachers' views of teaching as tacit knowledge determine lesson structure and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Beginning Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Expertise
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Qi, Jie – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2011
This study explores the different ways in which the notion of multiculturalism in Japan has been influenced by various social and historical trajectories. Since the Japanese government started to promote "internationalization" in the 1980's, slogans such as "international exchange," "cultural exchange," and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Influences, Immigrants
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Matoba, Masami; Shibata, Yoshiaki; Sarkar Arani, Mohammad Reza – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
This paper first reviews the literature on school-university partnerships to evaluate and describe challenges and paradigms of Japanese approaches to school-university partnerships in theory and practice. Secondly, it clarifies the role of three-year school-university partnership between the Nagoya University and the Tokai City Board of Education…
Descriptors: Intercollegiate Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Knipprath, Heidi; Arimoto, Masahiro – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2007
International assessment studies have shown since decades that Japanese students score highly on math and science tests. As a consequence, many scholars, education policy officials and journalists outside Japan share the opinion that quality of education is ensured and turn to the Japanese educational system to identify educational effectiveness…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Quality Control, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Aun, Toh Kok; Riley, Joseph P.; Atputhasamy, Lourdusamy; Subramaniam, R. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This paper compares and contrasts school science achievement between two top scoring nations, Japan and Singapore, on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) assessments. The first part of the study is devoted to examining cross-national comparisons on selected background questions administered in the TIMSS survey, while the…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Science Achievement, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Maeda, Hitomi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2006
This article provides an overview of the recent immigrant phenomenon in Japan and explains the complexity of the social integration (SI) of Nikkei Brazilians. Through the research, factors that explain the degree of social integration (SI) of Nikkei Brazilians are identified. Basic data include triangulated results from a survey of 80 people and…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Case Studies
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Nakayama, Keiichi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
In the 1960s, since the Tokyo Paralympics and the National Sports Games for the Disabled were held, public awareness was heightened towards the issue of disability. In 1970, a law which was to ensure that persons with disabilities could participate in recreational, sports and cultural activities was passed. The Japanese government has implemented…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Recreational Programs, Quality of Life, Disabilities
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Lapayese, Yvette V. – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
As the ubiquitous force of globalization further erodes the nation-state and political activity increasingly focuses on global issues, there is renewed attention to models of global education. Within this global context, human rights education emerges as a response to the demands of global education. One of the main objectives of the United…
Descriptors: Global Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Knipprath, Heidi – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2004
In Japan, there has been an increased concern about family and community participation in the child's education. Traditionally, the role of parents and community in Japan has been one of support and less one of active involvement in school learning. Since the government commenced education reforms in the last quarter of the 20th century, a more…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Community Involvement, Parent Role, Educational Change