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Ofei-Manu, Paul; Didham, Robert J.; Byun, Won Jung; Phillips, Rebecca; Dickella Gamaralalage, Premakumara Jagath; Rees, Sian – International Review of Education, 2018
Quality learning for sustainability can have a transformative effect in terms of promoting empowerment, leadership and wise investments in individual and collective lives and regenerating the local economies of cities, making them more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. It can also help cities move towards achieving the United Nations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Governance, Participative Decision Making, Municipalities
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Didham, Robert J.; Ofei-Manu, Paul; Nagareo, Masaaki – International Review of Education, 2017
The Okayama Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Project is an ongoing initiative in Okayama City, Japan, established in 2005 by the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Okayama and the Okayama Municipal Government with the aim "to create a community where people learn, think and act together towards realising a sustainable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Case Studies, Sustainable Development
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Yuki, Takako; Mizuno, Keiko; Ogawa, Keiichi; Mihoko, Sakai – International Review of Education, 2013
Many girls are not sent to school in Yemen, despite basic education being free as well as compulsory for all children aged 6-15. Aiming to improve girls' enrollment by increasing parental and community involvement, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) offered a technical cooperation project in June 2005 called Broadening Regional…
Descriptors: Females, Access to Education, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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Han, SoongHee; Makino, Atsushi – International Review of Education, 2013
Lifelong learning cities emerged in Japan in the 1980s and 1990s; in the Republic of Korea in the 2000s and 2010s; and in China mostly from 2000 onwards. They were a countermeasure to the increasing challenges of global as well as post-industrial uncertainties at the turn of the century, when cities were trying to find governmental instruments to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Municipalities, Educational Environment, Lifelong Learning
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Yoshino, Asako – International Review of Education, 2012
The purpose of this research was to investigate the relationship between eighth-grade students' maths-related self-concepts and their achievements in the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2007. The students' maths self-concept was compared with other variables, namely their mothers' education, their fathers' education…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Self Concept, Achievement
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Willis , David Blake; Yamamura, Satoshi; Rappleye, Jeremy – International Review of Education, 2008
The Japanese educational system is undergoing extensive change, affecting all stages from pre-school programmes to higher education. As Japan has moved from a nation at the top to "A Nation at Risk," certain dichotomies have been highlighted. Viewing Japan as either educational super-power or educational tragedy, depending on the era of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education
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Okano, Kaori H. – International Review of Education, 2004
Koreans form the largest ethnic minority group in Japan. The present study explores the situation of Korean pupils in Japanese schools by analyzing recent changes in four areas:(1) governmental and school-level policies, (2) school level programs targeted at Korean children, (3) Korean pupils' academic achievements and (4) their micro-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Student School Relationship, Educational Change
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Okano, Kaori H. – International Review of Education, 2000
Provides a brief overview of Japanese high school students in terms of 1995 post-school destinations and types of jobs obtained. Describes the school-based job referral process that systematically regulates job distribution for high school graduates, including high school-employer networks and guidance for students in employment-related…
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Guidance, Conference Papers, Disadvantaged
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Duke, Benjamin C. – International Review of Education, 1976
Emphasizes the role of the teachers union in the move from decentralization to centralization of educational administration in Japan. (Editor/RK)
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Centralization, Decentralization, Educational Administration
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Maehira, Yasushi – International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de l'Education, 1994
Describes efforts in Japan since the 1960s to institutionalize lifelong education. Reviews new strategies, such as the role of private enterprise in providing education in urban areas. Outlines the formation and results of recent literacy programs, highlighting problems caused by international policy. (12 citations) (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Continuing Education