Development Education in Japan: A Comparative Analysis of the Contexts for Its Emergence, and Its Introduction into the Japanese School System

Synopsis

Development Education in Japan provides a unique analysis of curricular change and micro-politics in Japanese schools that reveals why Japan is a decade behind in reacting to trends within social, political and economic contexts. Situated in the fields of comparative and international education and utilizing extensive interviews with secondary school teachers, Ishii provides an insightful explanation for the slow introduction of development education into the Japanese school system and suggests potential social, political and economic situations in which such introduction might occur.