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The Resource Japanese higher education as myth, Brian J. McVeigh

Japanese higher education as myth, Brian J. McVeigh

Label
Japanese higher education as myth
Title
Japanese higher education as myth
Statement of responsibility
Brian J. McVeigh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
N$T
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McVeigh, Brian J
Dewey number
378.52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LA1312
LC item number
.M39 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Education, Higher
  • Enseignement supérieur
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Higher
  • Japan
  • Höheres Bildungswesen
  • Japan
  • Hoger onderwijs
  • Higher education
  • Japan
Summary expansion
In this dismantling of the myth of Japanese quality education, Brian J. McVeigh investigates what happens when state and corporate forces monopolize the purpose of education, and schooling becomes testing for employment, not learning. The book uses Japanese students' opinions and voices, not just statistics and official reports, to describe the problems and issues concerning higher education in Japan today. McVeigh (who has taught in Japan's higher education system for over eight years) shows that with so much weight given to examinations, students end up simulating much of their schooling. Grades reflect administrative expediency rather than academic achievement; class attendence substitutes for actual learning; and reforms attempts reenforce the problems. Thus although Japan's higher education system appears to successfully graduate students every year, it is actually a system of institutionalized mendacity that reproduces the less enviable traits of national statism
Label
Japanese higher education as myth, Brian J. McVeigh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Potëmkin factor -- Myths, mendacity, and methodology -- State, nation, capital, and examinations: the shattering of knowledge -- Gazing and guiding: Japan's educatio-examination regime -- Schooling for science: the sociopsychology of student apathy -- Japanese higher education as simulated schooling -- Self-orientalism through occidentalism: how "english" and"foreigners" nationalize Japanese students -- "Playing dumb": students who pretend not to know -- Lessons learned in higher education -- The price of simulated schooling and "reform."
Control code
52887968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317467021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52887968
Label
Japanese higher education as myth, Brian J. McVeigh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-294) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the Potëmkin factor -- Myths, mendacity, and methodology -- State, nation, capital, and examinations: the shattering of knowledge -- Gazing and guiding: Japan's educatio-examination regime -- Schooling for science: the sociopsychology of student apathy -- Japanese higher education as simulated schooling -- Self-orientalism through occidentalism: how "english" and"foreigners" nationalize Japanese students -- "Playing dumb": students who pretend not to know -- Lessons learned in higher education -- The price of simulated schooling and "reform."
Control code
52887968
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317467021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52887968

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