A Sociology of Education Reforms, Opportunities, and Mass Education
Japanese education drew great attention and praise from overseas observers in the final decades of the 20th century: Japan was seen as destined to dominate the world economy or even as a threat to the West and its education system appeared to be one of the keys to its manifest economic success....
To Be Published January 31st 2014 by Routledge
The emerging incentive divide
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...
Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge