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High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Christopher Bjork

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Transforming Japanese Schools is the first qualitative study of educational reform in Japan produced in almost a decade. Focusing on a collection of reforms collectively known as relaxed education ... More


Looking Forward

Christopher Bjork

in High-Stakes Schooling: What We Can Learn from Japan's Experiences with Testing, Accountability, and Education Reform

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226309385
eISBN:
9780226309552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309552.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Chapter eleven summarizes the evidence presented in previous chapters, and extends the findings to broader questions about educational reform, testing, and accountability. First the author ... More


The History and Policies of Japanese Special Education

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes Japanese educational policies and history related to special education and considers how the recent implementation of special education for children with “developmental ... More


Educating “Good” Nikkei and Okinawan Subjects

Taku Suzuki

in Embodying Belonging: Racializing Okinawan Diaspora in Bolivia and Japan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833442
eISBN:
9780824870775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833442.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on educational institutions that actively sought to foster Okinawan-Bolivians as culturally hybrid subjects by infusing them with objectified and naturalized cultures. ... More


Implications: A Cross-Cultural Conversation

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses the broader implications of the ethnography including enhancement of stigma-sensitive special education practices. Our dual cultural lens allowed us to interpret and understand ... More


Raising Children With Disabilities and Their Peers at a Japanese Public Elementary School

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Japanese educators recently created a new disability category, “developmental disabilities” to refer to relatively mild cognitive and behavioral disabilities, such as learning disabilities, ADHD, and ... More


The Doctoring of Kōnenki

Margaret Lock

in Encounters with Aging: Mythologies of Menopause in Japan and North America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520082212
eISBN:
9780520916623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520082212.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The Japanese are highly educated, extremely health conscious, and feel responsibility for the state of their bodies. Japan is plentifully supplied with physicians, 95 percent of whom are in clinical ... More


Research Program

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter discusses some methodological implications of a sociocultural developmental perspective of children’s disabilities, the implementation of the ethnographic research, and the first ... More


Introduction

Peter Cave

in Schooling Selves: Autonomy, Interdependence, and Reform in Japanese Junior High Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226367729
eISBN:
9780226368054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226368054.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book. It outlines the Japanese education system, and describes the research site, including the schools where the main fieldwork was conducted, their ... More


How Educators Support Children With Developmental Disabilities and Their Peers

Misa Kayama and Wendy Haight

in Disability, Culture, and Development: A Case Study of Japanese Children at School

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199970827
eISBN:
9780199369904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199970827.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter describes how special education is understood and practiced by educators at Greenleaf Elementary School, including strategies they utilized in their general and special education ... More


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