In this chapter we set out the evidence on educational standards in Japan compared with those in the economically advanced nations of the West. In making comparisons of this kind the range of academic subjects for which comparisons can be made is necessarily restricted, because for many subjects different curricula are taught in different Cited by: 3. This book, first published in , includes essays on a number of the most important topics in Japanese education as well as the highly selected, and annotated, bibliographies. It is the editors' belief that understanding educational matters requires insight into the historical context, and have therefore placed contemporary Japanese Cited by: 7. In recent years academic and government circles in many foreign countries have focused more attention on education in Japan. This report is a translation of a publication intended to inform the general public of educational standards in this country as compared with other selected countries--the U.S., U.K., France, the Federal Republic of Germany and the U.S.S.R. Japan’s plans for educational reform began in This was to face the mentioned issues and the fundamental subjects. In the recent decades as well, the special council for modifications of the education system has had the role of conducting the most important researches for the modification of the Japanese education system.
Education in Japan is compulsory at the elementary and lower secondary levels. Most students attend public schools through the lower secondary level, but private education is popular at the upper secondary and university levels. Education prior to elementary school is provided at kindergartens and day-care centers. The programmes for those children aged 3–5 resemble those at kindergartens. Japan were able to attain a high level of cultural maturity, and the literacy rate, even among the common people, was high by world standards at this time. This situation can be seen to be due, at least in part, to the relatively wide diffusion of distinctively Japanese educational institutions. For the samurai. The level of Japanese education is high even by world standards. In OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) aimed at fifteen-year-olds, Japanese students recorded high levels of achievement, particularly in science related areas. The Japanese educational system was reformed after World War II. The old system was changed to a system (6 years of elementary school, 3 years of junior high school, 3 years of senior high school and 4 years of University) with reference to the American gimukyoiku 義務教育 (compulsory education) time period is 9 years, 6 in shougakkou 小学校 .
Japanese Education in Grades K ERIC Digest. Japan's educational system, in particular its K schools, remains one of the very best in the world. This Digest provides an overview of 1) Japanese educational achievements, 2) the structure of K education in Japan, 3) the K curriculum, with an emphasis on social studies education, 4. For some positives in Japanese education, one need look no further than the local kindergarten or the local elementary school. For everything other than English education, they are doing a good to great job of educating the children of Japan. Classes are creative, teachers are caring, on the whole, and students. “Social Education” System in Japan 1. What is “Social Education” in Japan? Concept and Legal Framework Adult education, non-formal education, out-of-school education, and various community-based activities are generally categorized into "social education" in the Japanese education system. The Japanese educational system, due to American occupation after the World War II, was heavily influenced by American educational system. The Fundamental Law of Education in Japan was introduced in , changing the educational system to the 6+3+3+4 structure.