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This note summarizes the main characteristics of the Japan's education system. The full edition “Education at a Glance 2005” provides an up-to-date array of education indicators enabling countries to see themselves in the light of other countries' performance.
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Japan’s higher education system is unique compared to those in most of the other OECD countries in the sense that it comprises both public and private sectors. The public sector consists of the National Universities, which are established by the national government, and Local Public Universities, which are established by prefectures and other local governments. While the private institutions enroll by far the majority of students,
This major project was carried out to assist governments with designing and implementing teacher policies to improve teaching and learning in schools. View a report on Japan, one of 25 countries that took part.
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Those who manage schools and educational systems today have an arduous task as schools everywhere are being asked to do more than ever before. They also face a complex world and seemingly endless pressures on resources and demands for better perf...
Les gestionnaires des établissements scolaires et des systèmes éducatifs n’ont pas la tâche facile car on demande partout aux écoles d’en faire davantage qu’autrefois. Ils sont en outre confrontés à un environnement complexe et soumis à des pressions sans fin, à la fois pour économiser les ressources et pour améliorer les performances. Comment les écoles et les systèmes éducatifs réagissent-ils face à ces défis majeurs ? Quel est le
Results from schools in Japan that took part in this study, which was carried out to understand how ICT relates to educational innovation.
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The OECD Thematic Review of the Transition from Initial Education to Working Life describes how young people's transition to work changed during the 1990s.
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This country report was prepared for the project "Alternative approaches to financing lifelong learning". It analyses and presents the development of lifelong learning in Japan, and proposes ways to assist in improving it.
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The goal of achieving lifelong learning is ambitious in its aims to engage all citizens in the process of learning. It is complex because it breaks with past education reforms by defining in new ways the content, place, timing and duration of lea...
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Twelve countries participated in this review, which provided a cross-national perspective on themes of common interest and growing importance regarding the first years of tertiary education. This report, prepared by the review team, regards the study of Japan.