|Budget Amount *help
¥2,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,400,000)
Fiscal Year 2002: ¥1,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,000,000)
Fiscal Year 2001: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
The purpose of this research is to capture both the picture and details of career education in moral education and extra-curricular activities in Japan. The social, cultural, technological and economic developments of new times have led to enormous changes in work ethics among young people and this has given rise to opportunities for a new relationship between the self, work and society. Preparation of workers for entry into and advancement in the workplace of the next decade requires an educational program that provides not only job skills, as vocational education did past, decades, but also higher order thinking, problem solving, collaborative work skills, and, especially, work ethics.
To begin with, the work ethics and some of the ideas associated with it is explicated with a brief reference to its historical origins and the interpretations of various social analysts. Then the research goes on to examinethe ways in which these ideas might be applied to teaching and learning about work in a school context. This involves looking at the primary school level in the curriculum in the United Sates, and addressing questions to do with the way we expose pupils to various meanings of work.
This study provides a picture of the current status of career education that can be implemented in the curriculum in future.