Development Education in Japan: A Comparative Analysis of by Yuri Ishii

By Yuri Ishii

This ebook goals to give an explanation for the sluggish creation of improvement schooling in Japan.

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In the Netherlands as well, because of its tradition of coalition governments, no drastic change due to the change of governing parties occurred in governmental policies, including that of support for development education. In contrast, in some other countries, governmental emphasis on welfare, human rights, and economic equality changed because of a change of governing political parties, and development education was also influenced. Britain is one of these countries. S. foreign policy was changed to emphasize humanitarian rather than military aid.

Thus, as a result of the arrival of immigrants and workers from developing countries, people in industrialized countries see the reality of change in the contexts by which they are surrounded and recognize the need to know more about these new members of their society. 163 Unlike the old immigrants from other European countries, the new immigrants after the war came from countries that were not familiar to Dutch people,164 and many such immigrants could easily be distinguished from the native Dutch because of their physical appearance.

Part of the variation in definitions depends on the aspect emphasized by that particular advocate or organization. 14 DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION IN JAPAN Diversity Created by Chronological Evolution Although the evolution of thought is not a crucial matter in the variation, there is still some influence. 51 Consequently, the problems of developing countries have become problems for and of the industrialized countries. This change appears in the 1980 and 1992 definitions by UNICEF that included environmental awareness as one of the values that should be developed in young people.

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