Japan


  • 27-July-2018

    English

    Education Policy in Japan - Building Bridges towards 2030

    Japan’s education system is one of the top performers compared to other OECD countries. International assessments have not only demonstrated students' and adults' high level of achievement, but also the fact that socio-economic status has little bearing on academic results. In a nutshell, Japan combines excellence with equity.

    This high performance is based on the priority Japan places on education and on its holistic model of education, which is delivered by highly qualified teachers and supported by the external collaboration of communities and parents. But significant economic, socio-demographic and educational challenges, such as child well-being, teacher workload and the high stakes university exam, question the sustainability of this successful model.

    Policy makers in Japan are not complacent, and as Japan starts implementing its Third Basic Plan for the Promotion of Education (2018-22), they are carefully analysing tomorrow’s threats to Japan’s current success.

    This report aims to highlight the many strengths of Japan’s education system, as well as the challenges it must address to carry out reforms effectively and preserve its holistic model of education. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the education system delivers the best for all students, and that Japanese learners have the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need for the 21st century.
  • 13-June-2017

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    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report - Japan

    Starting Strong V: Transition from Early Childhood Education and Care to Primary Education – Background report - Japan

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  • 6-December-2016

    Japanese

    シンガポールが1位 - OECD PISA学力調査

    学校制度の質、公平性、効率を評価するOECDのPISA調査の最新結果によると、シンガポールの成績が世界の他の国々を凌ぎ、トップになりました。OECD加盟国で最も成績が良かったのは、日本、エストニア、フィンランド、カナダでした。

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  • 24-November-2015

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    Education Policy Outlook: Japan

    This policy profile on education in Japan is part of the new Education Policy Outlook series, which will present comparative analysis of education policies and reforms across OECD countries. Building on the substantial comparative and sectorial policy knowledge base available within the OECD, the series will result in a biannual publication (first volume in 2015).

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  • 15-September-2015

    English

    Achieving fiscal consolidation while promoting social cohesion in Japan

    With gross government debt of 226% of GDP, Japan’s fiscal situation is in uncharted territory and puts the economy at risk. Japan needs a detailed and credible fiscal consolidation plan, including specific revenue increases and measures to control spending to restore its fiscal sustainability.

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Education at a Glance 2014: Japan (English)

    The proportion of tertiary-educated adults in Japan increased from 34% to 47% between 2000 and 2012 and is now the third largest proportion among OECD countries

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  • 9-September-2014

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    Education at a Glance 2014: Japan (Japanese)

    The proportion of tertiary-educated adults in Japan increased from 34% to 47% between 2000 and 2012 and is now the third largest proportion among OECD countries

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  • 2-September-2014

    English

    Tohoku Cherry Tree Planting Ceremony

    Through the Tohoku School Project, the students have developed their capacities for innovation, leadership, and co-operation. They learned how to get the information they need when there isn’t a readymade answer in their textbook or a teacher to guide them. In other words, they learned how to learn – perhaps the most valuable lesson of all! said OECD Secretary-General.

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  • 1-April-2014

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    PISA 2012 problem-solving results - Japan

    Note summarising the performance of 15-year-olds in Japan in the PISA 2012 assessment of problem solving.

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  • 12-November-2013

    English

    Country specific-material

    Two rounds of the Survey of Adult Skills are under way: Round 1 (2008-13) with 24 participating countries, whose results were released in October 2013, and Round 2 (2012-16) with 9 participating countries, whose results will be released in 2016. A third round is scheduled to begin in May 2014.

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