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Primary School in Japan

Self, Individuality and Learning in Elementary Education

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Primary School in Japan by Peter Cave
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The balance between individual independence and social interdependence is a perennial debate in Japan. A series of educational reforms since 1990, including the implementation of a new curriculum in 2002, has been a source of fierce controversy. This book, based on an extended, detailed study of two primary schools in the Kinki district of Japan, discusses these debates, shows how reforms have been implemented at the school level, and explores how the balance between individuality and social interdependence is managed in practice. It discusses these complex issues in relation to personal identity within the class and within the school, in relation to gender issues, and in relation to the teaching of specific subjects, including language, literature and mathematics. The book concludes that, although recent reforms have tended to stress individuality and independence, teachers in primary schools continue to balance the encouragement of individuality and self-direction with the development of interdependence and empathy.

Author Biography

Peter Cave is a lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester, and was formerly lecturer in the Department of Japanese Studies at the University of Hong Kong. His main research interest is Japanese education in comparative context.
Release date Australia
May 12th, 2009
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 Line drawings, black and white; 16 Halftones, black and white; 5 Tables, black and white; 21 Illustrations, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
248
Dimensions
156x234x14
ISBN-13
9780415545365
Product ID
3037046

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