The SAGE Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy brings together new work by some of the leading authorities on citizenship education, and is divided into five sections. The first section deals with key ideas about citizenship education including democracy, rights, globalization and equity. Section two contains a wide range of national case studies of citizenship education including African, Asian, Australian, European and North and South American examples. The third section focuses on perspectives about citizenship education with discussions about key areas such as sustainable development, anti-racism, and gender. Section four provides insights into different characterizations of citizenship education with illustrations of democratic schools, peace and conflict education, global education, human rights education etc. The final section provides a series of chapters on the pedagogy of citizenship education with discussions about curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment.
Chapter 15: Citizenship Education in Japan
Citizenship Education in Japan
The purpose of this chapter is to give an overview of the development and current state of citizenship education in Japan. After a brief review of the history of citizenship education in Japan in the first section, citizenship education policy and curriculum are considered in some detail in the second and third sections. The fourth section deals with the everyday practice of citizenship education in Japanese schools, as opposed to explicit policy and curriculum, and the final section highlights a few of the main issues that face citizenship education in Japan.
A Historical Overview of Citizenship and Citizenship Education in Japan
The beginning of the modern nation of Japan is generally dated to the Meiji Restoration of ...