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Japan’s School Curriculum for the 2020s

Politics, Policy, and Pedagogy

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  • Examines the social and political circumstances and policy processes that underpin the recent curriculum reform
  • Discusses its intended and unintended pedagogic and social outcomes, against Japan's history of curricula reform
  • Incorporates perspectives from classroom practice and practitioner debates into theoretical analysis

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Chapter 7 is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

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Editors and Affiliations

  • Graduate School of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan

    Akito Okada

  • Graduate School of Education and Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

    Sam Bamkin

About the editors

Akito Okada is Professor at the Institute of Global Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where he coordinates the International Students’ Education Program (ISEP TUFS), and is responsible for the supervision of students from undergraduate to doctoral level. As an alumnus of the Department of Education, Oxford University, he completed his DPhil in Comparative and International Education in 1998 under the supervision of Professors David Phillips and Roger Goodman. His research interests include: education policy and reform; comparative and international school education; intercultural communication; education for international understanding; and international student education.
 
Sam Bamkin is MEXT Research Scholar, currently researching at the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Education and Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia. He is Churchill Fellow; Adjunct Research Fellow, Research and Clinical Center for Child Development, Hokkaido University; and Visiting Lecturer in Intercultural Communication, Leicester Castle Business School, De Montfort University. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in Education at De Montfort University. His research interests include: the enactment of curriculum reform; changes in the policymaking process; moral education policy and practice; and intercultural communication.

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