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Education reform and social class in Japan : the emerging incentive divide / Takehiko Kariya ; translation edited by Michael Burtscher.

Author/Creator:
Kariya, Takehiko, 1955-, author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (241 p.)
Series:
Routledge/University of Tokyo Series
Routledge/University of Tokyo series ; 3
Routledge/University of Tokyo series ; 3
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Subjects:
Education -- Japan.
Educational change -- Japan.
Education -- Social aspects -- Japan.
Education -- Japan -- History.
Japan -- Social conditions.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Until the early 1990s, Japanese education was widely commended for achieving outstanding outcomes in global comparison. At the same time, it was frequently criticized for failing to cultivate 'individuality' and 'creativity' in students. Wide-ranging education reforms were enacted during the 1990s to remedy these perceived failings. However, as this book argues, the reforms produced a different outcome than intended, contributing to growing disparity in learning motivation and educational aspiration of students from different class backgrounds instead.Takehiko Kariya demonstrates by
Contents:
Cover; Education Reform and Social Class in Japan: The Emerging Incentive Divide; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Editorial Note; Introduction: The Complex of Class and Education in a Changing Society; 1. Education and Social Mobility in Post-War Japan; 2. The Age of Meritocracy; 3. Meritocracy, Ability Orientation and 'Discrimination'; 3.1. The Irony of Egalitarianism in Post-War Japan; 3.2. A Double Standard of Inequality and 'Meritocratic Discrimination'; 4. Education Reform and Elite Education; 5. Inequality of Effort Under the Meritocracy
6. Pitfalls of the 'Self-Responsible Society' - Is Opportunity Equal?7. The Structure of Self-Confidence - Educational Inequality and Self-Esteem; 8. The Incentive Divide - Selecting the Society of the Future; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Burtscher, Michael.
ISBN:
1-135-12884-7
0-203-07699-0
1-283-89410-6
1-135-12885-5
OCLC:
823389745
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203076996 doi