London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Research about the nature of citizenship in Japan

Author(s) Tanaka, N.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2009  
Editor P. Cunningham, Human Rights and Citizenship Education  
Age group -  
This is the research about the nature of citizenship in Japan. Citizenship Education takes place in Japan in a number of setting. Teachers recognise that citizenship education occurs in the community, in the curriculum of the whole school, more particularly in Social Studies lessons, as well as through the individual subjects of geography, history and civics. But the nature of citizenship among UK, USA and Japan are different. Especially, Japanese children think about the basis of citizenship is moral issues in opposite to democratic issues in the case of UK. This research is to clear the typical types of citizenship education being constructed as a new subject in Shinagawa Ward, Tokyo in 2006 and show the nature of citizenship in Japan.

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