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Yamaoka, Michio; Asano, Tadayoshi; Abe, Shintaro – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
The authors describe the present state of economic education in Japan. There is a larger number of undergraduate students who major in economics, but their purpose of studying economics and their economic literacy differ. Precollege economic education is regulated by the course of study and limited by the poor ability of teachers to teach the…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Watts, Michael; Walstad, William B. – Journal of Economic Education, 2010
In this article, the authors explain the purpose and context for the 2009 International Symposium on Economic Education that was the source for articles on four nations with relatively developed systems for economic education: Australia, England, Japan, and Korea. The authors highlight several key comparisons from the four articles that appear in…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Friedman, Milton – Journal of Economic Education, 1983
Examined are the quantity theory of money and the recent application of monetary policy in Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In all three countries, the reduction of monetary growth has reduced inflation. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Economic Factors, Economics, Inflation (Economics)
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Marshall, Ray – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Recent trends that affect the U.S. system of industrial relations are examined. The most important of these is internationalization. The U.S. industrial relations system is compared with that of Europe and Japan, and suggestions for improving our competitiveness in international markets are made. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Competition, Economics, Global Approach
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Bronfenbrenner, Martin – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
Japanese students pursue higher education with different motives and aspirations and have a variety of institutions from which to choose. What they obtain in return depends upon the faculty with which they study and their own perseverance. Economics education is emphasized. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum, Economics Education, Educational Improvement
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Yamane, Eiji – Journal of Economic Education, 1985
The emphasis in teaching elementary and secondary economics education in Japan is upon real-life situations rather than upon concepts and generalizations. The actual content, however, does not seem to differ all that much from U.S. economics curriculum. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Course Content, Curriculum, Economics Education