EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Abstract:Historically, Japan has succeeded in combining a high level of education with small disparities in educational attainment among its population. A rapid rise in the educational attainment has also contributed to faster economic growth. However, questions have emerged in recent years regarding: the lack of diversity of the education system; its limited responsiveness to rapidly changing labour market demands; and a declining level of basic education, as suggested by recent international test results (OECD, 2006b).
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: December 1, 2008