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Goodman, Joyce – History of Education, 2015
This article focuses on Kasuya Yoshi's comparative text, "A Comparative Study of the Secondary Education of Girls in England, Germany and the United States, With a Consideration of the Secondary Education of Girls in Japan," published by Teachers College, Columbia in 1933. The article explores the gendered construction of comparative…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Females, Womens Education, Gender Issues
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Kitagawa, Kaori – History of Education, 2015
This article aims to describe post-war continuity and change in disaster education in Japan. Preparedness for natural disasters has been a continuous agenda in Japan for geographical and meteorological reasons, and disaster education has been practised in both formal and informal settings. Post-war disaster management and education have taken a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Emergency Programs, Natural Disasters, Educational Change
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al-Khaizaran, Huda Yoshida – History of Education, 2011
This article examines the emergence of private universities in Meiji Japan (1868-1912). It begins by discussing the interrelationships of modernity projects with the emergence of state universities, and with the new state civil servants. Second, it reviews the processes through which forerunners of private universities emerged, considering…
Descriptors: Universities, Private Colleges, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Yamasaki, Yoko – History of Education, 2010
Little is known about the impact of Western educational ideals in Japan during the Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1926) and Showa (post-1926) eras, although, in reality, there was considerable interest among Japanese educators in Western thought and practice and there were numerous attempts to disseminate these ideas widely. This article…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Educational History
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Mehl, Margaret – History of Education, 2009
Obara Kuniyoshi, a leading representative in Japan's New Education movement in the early twentieth century, founded his own private school, Tamagawa Gakuen, in 1929. Although his educational philosophy owes more to contemporary Western ideas about educational reform than to Japan's educational heritage, Obara throughout his life invoked the…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Educational Philosophy, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Khan, Yoshimitsu – History of Education, 2000
Presents a study that traces the rise and development in Japanese education from 1926-45, examining educational policies and the role of teachers and schools. Reports that the factors that produced ultra-nationalistic and fascist education were already founded during the years of 1868-1912. (CMK)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Fascism
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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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Hoffman, Stuart D. – History of Education, 1999
Provides an overview of compulsory moral education in Japan from 1886 through 1997, tracing the introduction of specific ideals to elementary and secondary students. Argues that moral education was used to instill conformity, docility, and social cohesion in Japanese youth in order to fulfill the priorities of the political system. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Compulsory Education, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education