Methodology and comparative problems
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Methodology and comparative problems book
This book adopts a focus and a problematic somewhat different from those in the dominant discourse on Japanese education in English. Japanese education has been discussed broadly within the framework of modernisation theory. For a long time, books or chapters on Japanese education have concurred in pointing out how ‘successful’ Japan has been in producing students equipped with a high level of academic competency, as indicated by the results of international tests, and a high level of orderliness in their personal or social behaviour (e.g. Reischauer 1977; Vogel 1979; Rohlen 1983; Duke 1986; White 1987). The ‘successful modernisation of Japan’ has often been attributed to the educational system, in the sense that Japanese education was able to produce a diligent and competent labour force highly cooperative to management and responsive to corporate requirements.