Social Justice and Equity in the Japanese Education System

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Title Social Justice and Equity in the Japanese Education System
 
Creator Liu, Yu-Fei
 
Description The purpose of this study was to investigate how Japanese educational institutions realize social justice and enhance Japanese students’ capacity for individual self-development in the education system, particularly in upper secondary education. This study involved historical investigation based on analyzing documents, field studies, and in-depth interviews. However, due to the particular social and cultural context of Japan, the preliminary analysis conducted in this study indicated that, despite equal opportunity in education often being emphasized and discussed, social justice is rarely involved in educational policy and research. We conducted in-depth interviews with Japanese scholars to confirm and clarify this issue. Therefore, in this paper, concepts related to social justice (including factors such as educational equity, equality, and fairness) in education are explored first in the Japanese social and cultural context. Second, this paper concentrates on the relationship between social justice (including factors such as educational equity, equality, and fairness) and the capacity for self-development, and comprehensively analyzes Japan’s overall education system. Third, in the educational policies, Japanese ideas of realizing social justice and strategies for enhancing students’ capacity for individual self-development are clarified. Finally, relevant recommendations are provided in the conclusion.
 
Publisher University Library System, University of Pittsburgh
 
Contributor the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in Taiwan
 
Date 2019-01-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/167
10.5195/ehe.2018.167
 
Source Excellence in Higher Education; Vol 8-9, (2017-2018); 34-57
2153-9677
2153-9669
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ehe.pitt.edu/ojs/index.php/ehe/article/view/167/132
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Yu-Fei Liu
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
 

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