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Technology Education in Japan


Shoji Murata ,

Kanazawa University, JP
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A Professor in Technology Education, Faculty of Education, Kanazawa University, Japan.

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Sam Stern

Oregon State University, US
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Sam Stern is a Professor in the School of Education, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR.
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In recent years, Japanese industrial and educational practices have received worldwide attention. In spite of the interest in Japanese industry and education, there has been relatively little study of technology education in Japan. This paper describes the history, current status, and future challenges of technology education in Japan. Because of their close relationship, discussion of both technology education at the lower secondary level, gijutsu ka, and vocational tech- nical education at the upper secondary and post-secondary level, shokugyo kyoiku, are included in this paper.

How to Cite: Murata, S., & Stern, S. (1993). Technology Education in Japan. Journal of Technology Education, 5(1), 29–37. DOI:
Published on 22 Sep 1993.
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