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Education in Japan

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The Japanese Education System

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Education in Japan

  1. 1. EDUCATION IN JAPAN The Japanese education system  Its highly centralized and is administered by the Mombusho or Ministry of Education. School system from kindergarten through university serves about 24 million students, with about ten percent going to the University. About one third go to the private schools and the rest are enrolled in the public school system. (Abner, 2002)
  2. 2. In 2005, a book Japan in the 21st Century: Environment, Economy and Society states: “ 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;
  3. 3. Japan’s low crime rates are well known and widely envied around the world. But what is even more striking than the lack of crime is the overwhelming civility; graffiti and vandalism are rare and school sports teams not only bow to each before the game but rush over to the opposing team’s stand after the game to pay their respect.
  4. 4. Basic Education  The Japanese education is divided into five basic levels: 1. kindergarten 2. elementary school (six years) 3. lower secondary school (three years) 4. upper secondary school (three years) 5. university (usually around four years)
  5. 5.  There are also preschool (yochien) with mainly female teachers. These are not official part of the educational system. Prefectural boards license teachers, appoint teachers to public elementary and secondary schools and also license preschool in their area.  Japanese education is free and compulsory for children from 6 to 15 years.
  6. 6.  Japanese students spend 243 days year in school. The calendar is year-round with some breaks between sessions. Standard Curriculum includes Japanese language:  social studies  Math and science  Art, music, home economics, physical education, with the greatest emphasis on learning the Japanese language.
  7. 7. Lower secondary schools  cover grade seven, eight and nine. Men compose two-third of the teachers in this level. Class size average is 38 and the periods are fifty minutes long. Upper secondary schools  offer academic, technical and vocational programs. The first year courses include Japanese language, English, Science and Math.  Vocational course includes information processing, navigation, fish farming, ceramics and business English.
  8. 8. Higher Education  Junior colleges for women who want to pursue courses stress home economics, nursing, teaching, humanities and social science.  There are various universities that students can attend in Japan. Private institutions make up 80% of university enrolments although the public schools have the most prestige. In order to get into the Universities, the student must take two exams; the first one is a National Achievement Test and the second one given by the university itself which is highly competitive.
  9. 9.  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.  The entire education system seem to be built on a principle that if you do well in exams, you will get into good schools, or universities and automatically into good life-time job.

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