Source Materials on Japan
Following is a list of source materials for "Schooling in Japan" and selected readings on the nation and its schools.
Beauchamp, Edward R., Education in Contemporary Japan, a Phi Delta Kappa Fastback, 1980.
"Shiken Jigoku: The Problem of Entrance Examinations in Japan," in Asian Profile, vol. 6, no. 6, December 1978.
Beer, Lawrence W., "Education, Politics, and Freedom in Japan: The Ienaga Textbook Review Cases," in Law in Japan: An Annual, vol. 8, 1975.
Cook, Alice H. and Hayashi, Hiroko, Working Women in Japan, Discrimination, Resistance, and Reform, (Ithaca, Cornell University, 1980).
Cummings, William K., Education and Equality in Japan,
(Princeton University Press, 1980);
"The Problems and Prospects for Japanese Higher Education" in Japan: The Paradox of Progress, Austin, Lewis ed. (New Haven, Yale University Press, 1976).
"The Japanese Education Challenge?" unpublished paper, 1984.
Dore, Ronald P., The Diploma Disease, (Berkeley, University of California, 1976).
Education in Tokugawa Japan, (London, 1965).
"The Legacy of Tokugawa Education" in Jansen, Marius B. ed., Changing Japanese Attitudes Toward Modernization, (Rutland, Vt., Tuttle, 1982).
Economic Planning Agency, Annual Report on the National Life for
Fiscal 1983: In Search of Greater Latitude in the Household Economy and
a New Image of the Family (Tokyo, 1983).
Outlook and Guidelines for the Economy and Society in the 1980s, (Tokyo, 1983).
Scenarios 1990, Japan, (Tokyo, 1981).
Fetters, William B., et. al., National Center for Education Statistics, "Schooling Experiences in Japan and the U.S.: A Cross-National Comparison of High School Students," April 1983.
Fujita, Hidenori, "A Crisis of Legitimacy in Japanese Education: Meritocracy and Cohesiveness," unpublished paper presented at annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, Houston, Texas, March 22, 1984.
Fukazawa, Yukichi, The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa, translated by Eiichi Kiyooka, (New York, Columbia University Press, 1966).
An Encouragement of Learning, translated by David A. Dilworth and Umeyo Hirano (Tokyo, Sophia University Press, 1969).
Fukutake, Tadashi, Japanese Society Today, (University of Tokyo Press, second edition, 1981).
Grayson, Lawrence P., "Japan's Intellectual Challenge," 3-part series in Engineering Education, December 1983-February 1984.
Gibney, Frank, Japan: The Fragile Superpower, (New York, Norton, 1975).
Hidaka, Rokuro, The Price of Affluence: Dilemmas of Contemporary Japan, (New York, Kodansha International, 1984).
Ishikawa, Toshio, Vocational Training, vol. 7, Japanese Industrial Relations Series, (Tokyo, Japan Institute of Labor, 1981).
Japan Institute of Labor, Problems of Working Women, vol. 8 of Japan Industrial Relations Series, (Tokyo, 1981).
Japan Teachers Union, Japan's Teachers Union: Its Organization and Movement, (Tokyo, 1983).
Kobayashi, Noritake, "A Search for Tomorrow's Education: The Japanese Case," speech prepared for Brown University forum, spring 1984.
Kobayashi, Tetsuya, Society, Schools, and Progress in Japan, (New York, Pergamon, 1976).
"Into the 1980's: the Japanese Case," in Comparative Education, vol. 16, no. 3, October 1980.
Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko, Totto-chan: The Little Girl at the Window, translated by Dorothy Britton, (New York, Kodansha International, 1982).
Lebra, Takie Sugiyama, Japanese Patterns of Behavior, (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1976).
Japanese Women: Constraint and Fulfillment, (Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 1984).
Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture, Course of Study for
Elementary Schools in Japan, (Tokyo, 1983).
Course of Study for Lower Secondary Schools in Japan, (Tokyo, 1983).
Course of Study for Upper Secondary Schools in Japan, (Tokyo, 1983).
Education in Japan: A Brief Outline, (Tokyo, 1984).
Education in Japan: A Graphic Presentation (Tokyo, 1982).
Mombusho: The Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture (Tokyo, 1981).
"Report of the Conference on Culture and Education," Minister's Secretariat, March 22, 1984.
Statistical Abstract of Education, Science, and Culture, (Tokyo, 1983).
Moritani, Masanori, Japanese Technology: Getting the Best for Least, (Tokyo, The Simul Press, 1982).
Nagai, Michio, Higher Education in Japan: Its Take-off and Crash, translated by Jerry Dusenbury, (University of Tokyo Press, 1971).
Nakane, Chie, Japanese Society, (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1970).
National Institute for Educational Research, Basic Facts and Figures About the Educational System in Japan, (Tokyo, 1983).
Okihara, Yutaka, "Pupil Participation in School Cleaning: A Comparative Survey," in Comparative Education, vol. 14, no. 1, March 1978.
Passin, Herbert, Society and Education in Japan, (New York, Kodansha International, 1982).
Prime Minister's Office, Statistics Bureau, Statistical Handbook of Japan, (Tokyo, 1984).
Reischauer, Edwin O., The Japanese, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1977).
Research Institute for Higher Education, Comparative Approaches to Higher Education: Curriculum, Teaching, and Innovations in an Age of Financial Difficulties, (Hiroshima University, 1983).
Rohlen, Thomas P., Japan's High Schools, (Berkeley, University of California Press, 1983).
Rubinger, Richard, Private Academies of Tokugawa Japan, (Princeton University Press, 1982).
Shimada, Haruo, The Japanese Employment System, vol. 6 of the Japanese Industrial Relations Series, (Japan Institute of Labor, 1980).
Shimahara, Nobuo, Adaptation and Education in Japan, (New York, Praeger, 1979).
Smith, Robert J., Japanese Society: Tradition, Self, and the Social Order (New York, Cambridge University Press, 1983).
Stevenson, Harold W., "Making the Grade: School Achievement in Japan, Taiwan, and the United States" in the annual report of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1, 83, Stanford University.
Time Magazine, "Japan: A Nation in Search of Itself," special edition, August 1, 1983.
Umakoshi, Toru, "Changing Expectations of Students and Industry for Japanese Higher Education," paper delivered in 1982 at an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development seminar in London.
Vogel, Ezra, Japan as Number One: Lessons for America, (Harvard University Press, 1979).
White, Merry I., "Japanese Education: How Do They Do It?" in The Public Interest, no. 76, Summer 1984.
Yamamura, Kozo, and Susan B. Hanley, "Ichi hime, ni Taro, Educational Aspirations and the Decline in Fertility in Postwar Japan," in The Journal of Japanese Studies, vol. 2., no. 1, autumn 1975.