What sustains teaching in Japan, and what is pressing teaching to change? Presenting a cultural perspective based on ethnographic data, this book, in two parts, also offers a broad and integrated view of teaching in Japan. Part one presents an up-to-date analysis of teaching in Japan, while part two offers a detailed ethnographic account of teaching as reflected in the process of learning to teach. This volume should be of use those involved in Japanese studies or interested in international comparative analysis. The insights and discussions encased in this work offer a cutting-edge view of Japanese culture and their attitudes towards education and teaching.
Nobuo K. Shimahara is a professor of education and anthropology at the Graduate School of Education and a member of the faculty of the Graduate School, Rutgers University. He has taught at Rutgers University since 1968 and served as a visiting professor at several universities, including the University of Tokyo.