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Education in Japan: Introduction
Transcript of Education in Japan: Introduction
Mariko Ichimi ABUMIYA
Hideki MARUYAMA National Institute for Educational Policy Research (NIER) of Japan is the only govenmental reseach institute for education policy and research and belongs to Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
It started out as the National Institute for Educational Research in June 1949 and conducted basic and practical research surveys concerning education. In January 2001, following the central government restructuring, NIER was restructured and reorganized to become a comprehensive policy research body with a new name the "National Institute for Educational Policy Research." The purpose of the changes was to strengthen the role and characteristics of the institute as a research organization which contributes to the promotion and formulation of educational policy plans.
For more details, go to www.nier.go.jp/English/ or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org In this page, we present brief information on Japanese education. Each article within this page is designed to cover the major aspects of the education system and some contemporary topics in education, as well as provide a first glances at Japanese education.
Starting from two basic articles that treat the historical development of modern education in Japan and the general characteristics of Japanese education respectively, we plan to add to this page a series of short articles. We hope that the information will be of use to researchers, administrators, practicing teachers and graduate students who have an interest in Japanese education. The references cited in each article should lead readers to further sources of information.
The content of the articles are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not reflect the views of the NIER. Early Childhood Education and Care
Elementary/Primary School Education
Secondary School Education
Higher Education and Research Institutes
Teacher Training and Certificate System
Lifelong Learning & Non-Formal Education 0. Whole Picture Distinctive Features of Japanese Education
Education in Japan: Past and Present Education in Japan Education Reform
Teacher's Professional Development
Education for Sustainable Development
and etc. of Japanese education: section illustrates: section shows: Comparative Education, Latin America Comparative Education, East Asia Education for International Understanding Education Sociology, Sustainability