Advertisement

Central Guidance of a Decentralized Public Service: the Case of the Education System

Chapter
  • 12 Downloads

Abstract

There is nothing in their whole society that gives such clear insights into the Japanese character as their education system. When the Japanese finally decided to educate their whole population, they did so with a drive and zeal and degree of commitment which was awesome. The corporate world has not been the sole creators of a race of over-achievers. It has really been one of the grateful beneficiaries of a school system which is one of the most structured and demanding in the world. But that system is also one in which stress is deliberately applied to five-year-olds, and 15-year-olds are confronted with “make or break” decisions that can affect their entire lives.

Keywords

Education System National Government Junior College Vocational Education Program School Lunch Program 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Sources

  1. “Education System in Japan”, Tokyo: Jichi Sogo Center, February, 1984.Google Scholar
  2. “Local Autonomy Law”, Tokyo: Jichi Sogo Center, 1986.Google Scholar
  3. “Local Public Administration in Japan”, Tokyo: Jichi Sogo Center, April, 1984.Google Scholar
  4. “The Organization of the Government of Japan”, Tokyo: Institute of Administrative Management, September, 1983.Google Scholar
  5. REED, STEVEN R., Japanese Prefectures and Policymaking, Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1986.Google Scholar
  6. REISCHAUER, EDWIN O., The Japanese, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1978.Google Scholar
  7. SHINDO, MUNEYUKI, “Relations Between National Government and Local Government in Japan”, (publisher and date not known).Google Scholar
  8. VOGEL, EZRA, Japan as Number 1: Lessons for America, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1979.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Charles F. Bingman 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Government and Business AdministrationThe George Washington UniversityUSA

Personalised recommendations