Education and Leadership for the Twenty-First Century: Japan, America, and Britain

Synopsis

This book looks at how future leadership is being forged in educational institutions in the Old World, the New World, and the most powerful nation in modern Asia. In a detailed comparative analysis of 40 secondary schools that can be expected to produce many future leaders, Duke examines the role of educational styles in shaping the character traits, attitudes, and perceptions that will ultimately influence leadership qualities. He argues that Japan's traditional and unchanging educational method is producing leaders who will be inadequately prepared to deal with the enormous international responsibilities and complex bilateral relationships that await the Asian superpower in the 21st century.