As one of the most rapid and earliest nations to achieve "Western modernisation", much of Japan's success stems from its fruitful literacy history during the Tokugawa shogunate as well as later influences from Western educational ideals and consequent economic and democratic conflicts in Japan. This book seeks to enlighten readers on how education and schooling contributed to Japan's particular process of modernisation and industrialisation. These historical insights can be applied to crises in formal and systemised education today, and form the basis of potential solutions to controversies faced by formal education in Japan and other nation-states. A book that bridges the international information gap in Japan's history of education will be immensely valuable to historians of both international and Japanese education.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
"This book assembles the work of eminent historians of education to provide a coherent account of 400 years. Across these centuries the reader is invited to observe through varied lenses of literacy, economy, culture and politics, offering perspectives to sharpen a critical review of schooling today." - Professor Jun Yamana, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University
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