Andrea G. Arai
Seminar. Course content varies. Offered occasionally by visiting or resident faculty.
"Education and the Family in Japan" This course focuses on the social, cultural and historical importance of education and the family in modern Japan. We will pay special attention to influences on, connections between and changes in both. We will also explore the differences between urban and rural, middle and working class education and families. Topics include: education and modernity, cram schools, schooling problems, minority education; the nuclear family, marriage, low-birth society and more.
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