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Roden, Donald – History of Education Quarterly, 1983
In 1949, 17 Japanese women educators attended a training course to discuss the issues of coeducation and counseling in a society undergoing broad social reforms. They talked freely about their deepest feelings and personal struggles over two decades of economic depression, war, and military occupation. (RM)
Descriptors: Coeducation, Comparative Education, Educational Counseling, Females
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Takeshi, Komagome; Mangan, J. A. – History of Education, 1997
Considers imperialism in Taiwan because the model of Japanese colonial rule was developed here. Focuses on basic assumptions and structures associated with this model, including: (1) Japanese ideology and culture; (2) legal and political relationships between colony and metropolis; (3) educational policy in Taiwan; and (4) imperial education…
Descriptors: Colonialism, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Policy
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Wollons, Roberta – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Traces the history of kindergartens in Japan. Maintains that the Japanese government embraced the concept and modified it to encourage modernization. Includes 10 photographs of wood block prints showing how Friedrich Froebel's moral lessons were replicated in Japanese settings. (CFR)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Objectives, Ethical Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tamura, Eileen H. – History of Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes the English-only effort in the Territory of Hawaii that typified the Americanization crusade that swept the United States during and after World War I. Asserts that, although the Americanizers focused on southern and eastern Europeans on the mainland, the focus on Japanese in Hawaii added overtones of racial and political discrimination.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Interrelationships, Educational History, Educational Objectives
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Beauchamp, Edward R. – History of Education Quarterly, 1987
Reviews Japan's educational system in terms of three major time periods: the Meiji Period 1868-80, Occupation Period 1945-52, and from 1978 to the present. Discusses strengths and weaknesses of education in each time frame. Concludes that Japan's educational system is in need of reform once again, but questions whether it has the ability to reform…
Descriptors: Asian History, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education