"Education, Equality, and Meritocracy in a Global Age: The Japanese Approach" is the second talk in the Nissan Seminar Series, hosted by the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford.
How has schooling functioned in the construction of meritocratic national systems historically? To what extent will these historical patterns and normative commitments continue in the new era of a global meritocracy? How can educators effectively balance the inherent tension between individual merit and standardized quality? Our new book explores these questions by focusing on the Japanese model, one of the most equitable and meritocratic systems in the world. Looking at Japan’s educational history and policy shifts, we investigate and argue how the Japanese experience can provide a more rigorous discussion of meritocracy, equality, and education.
Takehiko Kariya is Professor in the Sociology of Japanese Society at the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies and the Department of Sociology at University of Oxford.
Jeremy Rappleye is Associate Professor at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Education.
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