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Author Amano, Ikuo.

Title The origins of Japanese credentialism / Ikuo Amano.

Published Balwyn North, Vic. : Trans Pacific Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Law  KT 4657 AMAN    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Kyōiku to senbatsu no shakaishi. English.
Physical description xiv, 251 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Japanese society series, 1443-9670.
Japanese society series.
Notes Originally published in Japanese in 1982 by Daiichi hōki as kyōiku to senbatsu no shakaishi.
Postscript includes article: "Education in a more affluent Japan," published in 1997 in the journal: Assessment in Education (4 (1), p. 51-66). --p. 208.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Social selection and education -- 2. The origin of selection systems -- 3. European societies and the systematisation of competitive selection -- 4. The establishment of a public education system and social classes -- 5. Modernisation and the selection system in Japan -- 6. The establishment of a public education system -- 7. The systematisation of professions and examinations -- 8. The structure of school education and privileges -- 9. The hierarchical structure of schools and business corporations -- 10. Social classes and educational opportunities -- 11. The maturation of credentialism -- 12. Japanese mechanisms of education and selection -- Conclusion -- Postscript.
Subject Education -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History.
Vocational qualifications -- Social aspects -- Japan -- History.
Social classes -- Japan -- History.
ISBN 9781920901332 (hardback)

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