ARCHIVED Education in Japan: Still on Top of the World?
Monday 30 October 2023
The Swedenborg Society
20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Hall entrance on Barter St)
London WC1A 2TH
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In the 1980s and 1990s, Japanese education attracted global attention for its excellence. In recent decades, however, Japan’s economic woes seem to have cooled international enthusiasm for learning from the country. Is Japanese education still a beacon of excellence? What changes has it been undergoing? What challenges does it face, and how might its future trajectory develop? In seeking to answer these questions, the speaker will examine both academic and non-academic areas of education, and will look at both policy and practice.
Dr Peter Cave is Senior Lecturer in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester. He spent three years as an Assistant English Teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme between 1987 and 1990, and has researched education in Japan since the early 1990s. His publications include the books Primary School in Japan (Routledge, 2007), and Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education (University of Chicago Press, 2016).
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