One of the best collections of important considerations and useful material on Japanese education in recent years. -Monumenta Nipponica Reflecting some of the best recent scholarship on Japanese education by both American and Japanese researchers, this volume provides a fairly comprehensive overview of developments in Japanese education. -Choice [This] collection of papers provides rich and abundant information on various facets of Japanese education. This is surely in part due to the editorial skills of a highly respected expert on Japanese society and education. This book offers a great deal of useful kwledge for n-Japanese students, teachers, and scholars, and for their Japanese counterparts as well...I am very pleased that this excellent cooperation between U.S. and Japanese educators has resulted in a strong collection of essays that will help to inform persons interested in Japanese education and society. -Umakoshi Toru, Journal of Japanese Studies
James J. Shields, Jr., is Professor and Chair of Social and Psychological Foundations at the City College, the City University of New York, and author of several books.