WADA Mamoru Shizuoka University The Department of Arts and Literature Professor, 人文学部, 教授 (80007236)
KUTOMI Yoshiyuki Hitotsubashi University The Department of Social Studies Professor, 社会学部, 助教授 (40078952)
KATO Tetsuro Hitotsubashi University The Department of Social Studies Professor, 社会学部, 教授 (30115547)
YAZAWA Shujiro Hitotsubashi University The Department of Social Studies Professor, 社会学部, 教授 (20055320)
NAKAUCHI Toshio Hitotsubashi University The Department of Social Studies Professor, 社会学部, 教授 (70017135)
吉田 裕 一橋大学, 社会学部, 助教授 (20166979)
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¥7,300,000 (Direct Cost: ¥7,300,000)
Fiscal Year 1989: ¥2,100,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,100,000)
Fiscal Year 1988: ¥5,200,000 (Direct Cost: ¥5,200,000)
The aim of this project is to identify relationships between politics and education in japan. When Japan's national integration was being carried out, functions of schools, teachers, textbooks and curriculums were critically important. Our project is a comprehensive study to reveal various functions of education over Japanese modernization.
First, from an institutional point of view, we have investigated to see how educational systems were introduced by the government, and how textbooks were edited for the sake of indoctrination of loyal followers in a modernizing state. With regard to teachers, we tried to identify teachers' value system and cultural orientation within the system.
Second, education in Japan was influenced by philosophical premises such as liberalism,traditionalism, and authoritarianism. We have chosen ideas of liberal education with special emphasis on Ukichi Taguchi, Katsunan Kuga, and Nyozekan Hasegawa. Also we examined various ideologies of the Japanese Emperor system before and after 1945.
Third, we have also carried out field work - one type of study is education of the youth before 1945 at a community level; the other type of work is educational reforms after the second world war.
We intend to continue our joint research, and final report is expected to be published in 1992. (H.Tanaka ed., Politics and Education in Modern Japan. Tokyo,Ochanomizu Shobo).