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Education, values and Japan's national identity : a study of the aims and content of courses in Japanese history, 1872-1963

Caiger, J. G.


The purpose of this study is to describe the values underlying the vision of the national identity as revealed in the course in Japanese history that was compulsory for all schoolchildren. It seeks to establish the wider social significance of the course throughout the modern period in the history of Japanese education, from 1872 to 1963. This study focuses its attention on official statements about the aims of teaching Japanese history and on textbooks, either compiled by the Ministry...[Show more]

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Date published: 1966
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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