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Education in japan

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Education in japan

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Education in japan

  1. 1. Education in Japan
  2. 2. Highly centralized and is administered by the Mombusho or Ministry of education 24 million students from kindergarten through university about ten percent going to the university one third go to private schools rest are enrolled in the public school system. (Abner, 2002)
  3. 3. The system gives us a mental picture of obedient, quiet school children The 21st Century: Environment, Economy and society
  4. 4. “Japan’s educational system produces students who perform far better on international examinations than Americans do, and Japanese students are indisputably among the best in the world in solving mathematical equations…Youngsters are well behaved, envied around as law- abiding: Japan’s low crime rates are well known and widely envied around the world. But what is even civility; graffiti and vandalism are rare and school sports teams not only bow to each other before the game but rush over the opposing team’s stand after the game to pay their respect. ” <<back
  5. 5. A.Basic Education B. Higher Education
  6. 6. The Japanese educational System is divided into five basic levels: • Kindergarten • Elementary school (six years) • Lower secondary school (three years) • Upper secondary school (three years) • University (four years)
  7. 7. Preschools (yochien) These are not official part of the educational system Prefectural boards license teachers, appoint teachers to public elementary and lower secondary schools also license preschools in their area
  8. 8. education is free and compulsory for children from 6-15 years Lecture students spend 243 days a year in school
  9. 9. Standard curriculum includes Japanese language Social studies Math Science Art Music Home economics Physical education
  10. 10. Lower secondary Grade seven, eight and nine 2/3’s of teacher compose of Men Class size average is 38 Periods are 50 minutes
  11. 11. Upper secondary Offer academic, technical and vocational programs First year courses include Japanese language English Science Math Ranked based on their success in placing graduating students into prestigious universities.
  12. 12. Vocational course Information processing Navigation Fish farming Ceramics Business English <<back
  13. 13.  80% of universities in Japan are private schools.  To enter a university the students have to take two exams: first one is a national achievement test second one given by the university itself which is highly competitive  Students who fail the test will take another year to study and prepare to take the test again. These students are called Ronin, which originally meant Samurai.
  14. 14. 60% of the universities have graduate schools, but only 7% of university graduate gets master’s degree At the doctorate level, students enrol in medical programs and the humanities. Japanese education relies heavily upon examinations

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