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Sogabe, Kazuma – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
To address the modern political task of listening to the voices of excluded others, this paper will propose "the politics of voice" based on the thought of the American philosopher Stanley Cavell. It begins with a critique of Kelz's comparison, in political terms, between Cavell and Judith Butler. Butler's politics constantly challenges…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Epistemology, Comparative Analysis, Empowerment
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Kira, Naoshi – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Democracy is in crisis around the globe, especially in the United States due to the results of the presidential election in 2016; it is now a bitterly divided society. In this context, this article reviews the democratic conception in education presented by John Dewey as his "Democracy and Education" celebrated its centenary also in…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Philosophy, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Pluralism
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Kawashima, Yuko – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Young people now more than ever live in a diverse, complicated world. In spite of the qualitative proliferation of differences, however, the current social situation in late-stage capitalism is articulated as superficial multiculturalism. Critically examining how bodies materially experience cultural boundaries is then important for enhancing the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Student Experience, Foreign Countries, Self Concept
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Standish, Paul – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Many approaches to political education take it to involve the construction of particular sections of the curriculum in which political matters are addressed -- named perhaps "civics" or "citizenship education". While these approaches have often been beneficial, they are all also problematic and controversial in some degree.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Political Issues, Curriculum
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Hirata, Yuji – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Keeping in mind the theoretical issues of English language education reforms corresponding to globalization, this paper investigates the thought and action of Yoshisaburo Okakura's later years, who lead the systematisation of English education. First, I examine and consider how Okakura accepted Basic English which was the simplification of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Change
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Lin, Cong; Jackson, Liz – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
The relationship between history education and political education in Asian societies is an underexplored topic. Politics have deeply shaped the development of history education in Hong Kong, as in many other societies around the world. Hong Kong history education reforms have been criticized for providing a new form of national political…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, History Instruction, Political Issues, Educational Change
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Yamanaka, Sho – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper discusses the significance of passions in political education through the consideration of Chantal Mouffe's agonistic democracy. Mouffe points out the role of the passions that facilitate organizing political identities, and presents the risks of eliminating passions. The liberal interpretation of democracy intends to eliminate passions…
Descriptors: Democracy, Political Science, Political Attitudes, Self Concept
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Enza, Chie – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper focuses on how Taneichi Kitazawa, a leading progressive education practitioner, received the concept of democracy, and reconsiders the meaning of democracy in Japanese progressive education, conventionally considered within the framework of early modern Japanese political ideology. Kitazawa, having gleaned the idea of "common…
Descriptors: Democracy, Progressive Education, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Arai, Yusuke – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper examines the "subjectification" function of political education in democracy, considering the present situation of political education in Japan. In particular, from the point of view of political science, it focuses on the relationship between democratic theories and political education and considers whether the possibility of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Democracy, Citizen Participation, Transformative Learning
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Papastephanou, Marianna – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
Locating political education in a global time of pathos and apathy, this article explores some complexities that derive from various notions of human distance and affect potentialities of democracy as a way of life. It begins with a diagnosis of current, global realities and discusses the philosophical act of diagnosis as such. The operations of…
Descriptors: Political Science, Psychological Patterns, Political Attitudes, Democracy
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Williams, Emma – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
The recent introduction by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development of the notion of 'global competence' appears to install cosmopolitan understanding at the heart of education across the globe. Yet how far does the OECD notion, and the broader models of global education it means to stand for, consolidate a picture that fails to…
Descriptors: Global Education, International Organizations, Politics of Education, Educational Philosophy
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Sevilla, Anton Luis – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
One important task in internationalizing Japanese education is educating Japanese citizens to become "global citizens." This paper is a philosophical analysis of how Global Education deals with the problem of cultural-moral difference (moral conflict that arises between different cultures). The usual approaches taken in Global Education…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Moral Values, Global Education, Praxis
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Tobishima, Shuji – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This paper examines the influence of single parenthood on children's academic achievement in Japan. While some studies have examined the academic achievement gap associated with family structure, a limitation of existing research is the focus on differences between the mean levels of academic achievement of children in single-parent and two-parent…
Descriptors: Family Structure, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Regression (Statistics)
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Rappleye, Jeremy – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
This piece argues that the aversion of academic researchers to utilizing 'Japanese-ness' has become a major obstacle, restricting the potential contribution of Japan's educational research community to global debates. It argues that until research on Japan recognizes, embraces, and elaborates Japanese-ness it will lack originality and vitality. As…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Asian Culture, Futures (of Society)
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Shimauchi, Sae – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2018
As internationalization has become part of the raison d'être of universities worldwide, English-medium instruction (EMI) has emerged as an irresistible force in the higher education systems of many non-English speaking countries. In a manifestation of its commitment to internationalization, Japan has seen a dramatic increase in the number of EMI…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language)
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