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Title: A comparative study on internationalisation of education in Japan : ideal Japanese society, man and knowledge
Author: Kamijo, Masako
ISNI:       0000 0001 3594 339X
Awarding Body: Institute of Education, University of London
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 1985
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Chapter I sets out the problems which have been raised by the rapid internationalisation of Japan. Holmes' 'problem solving approach' is used to describe problems emerging since the 1960s. The difficulties which Japan faces in international organisations and at home are observed. Changes in the international relations of Japan and the 'no-change' in the traditional 'mental states' of Japanese people create a general problem. The analysis made of the general problem in Chapter I indicates that it will be necessary to develop various models for further analysis. The extent to which Japan has been internationalised in practide is examined. A distinction is drawn between the specific ana general international features of the process. Features which are obstacles to the internationalisation of Japan are identified and related to the internationalisation of education. A number of models are then presented which can be used to analyse the problem. For example, in Chapter II, three ideal models of man, society, and knowledge are constructed. Traditional and modern models are based on Max Weber's social theory, and the concepts of the United Nations' Charter are used for the international model. In Chapter III, an ideal Japanese model of society, man, and knowledge is constructed. The traditional and modern models, constructed in Chapter II, are used to analyse the important legislation in Japan in two periods; between 1868 and 19 45 based on the Imperial Oath of Five Articles and after 1945 based on the Japanese Constitution of 19L6. In Chapters III and IV the Japanese models are used to identity traditional and modern features of man, society, and knowledge, in the fields of politics, economics, education, and society. Through the study of practice the extent to which traditional features are maintained and modern features are rejected can be discovered. In Chapter VI attention is given to the internationalisation of education. An examination of the internationalisation of Japan indicates the role education might play. Government and nongovernment proposals to eliminate problems in an international society and to promote the internationalisation of Japan are examined and the proposed policies are assessed in practice. As a consequence, the author's recommendation is that the internationalisation of education should be achieved through the education of child returnees by giving them bilingual instruction. Chapter VII concludes the overall analysis and presents the author's recommendations.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Sociology