Educational reform in Japan for lifelong learning

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Author: Kawachi, Paul


This report describes the current state of affairs and reform in Japan in 2007 of the theory, policy, and practice of lifelong education. As in most countries, Japan has been talking of decentralisation in government, of giving more local autonomy to communities and of promoting individuality in education. In line with these aims, the government has said it promotes lifelong learning for the economic security, wellbeing, and the quality of life of the people in the new millennium. The fall in birth rate and rise in the proportion of old-aged pensioners have supported the general reform...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Lifelong learning; Policy; Teaching and learning; Governance; Culture and society

Keywords: Government policy; Educational policy; Adult learning; Schooling; Education and training reform; Social aspects

Geographic subjects: Asia; Japan

Published: London, England: Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis, 2008

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Journal volume: 27

Journal number: 5

Journal date: September-October 2008

Pages: pp. 509-516

ISSN: 0260-1370, 1464-519X (online)

Special issue: Theories, policy and practice of lifelong education in East Asia

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 94.501

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