Educational Policy and National Character: Africa, Japan, the United States, and the Soviet Union

Synopsis

This study is an integrated approach to how the problems of education are related to those of national development in Africa, Japan, the United States, and the former Soviet Union. Africa represents the Third World; Japan, the emerging powers; the United States, Western democracy; and the Soviet Union, the socialist world. The study is based on the assumption that a detailed study of these four countries will help to establish the relationship that exists between the problems of education and those of national development.