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"The Ideal Citizen", globalization, and the Japanese response: Risk, gate-keeping, and moral education in Japan

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In 2006 the Fundamental Law on Education was revised and later the curriculum guidelines for Moral Education were revised accordingly; revisions concerned emphasis on individual responsibility, respect for life, environment, nation, and other countries, understanding of differences, and strengthening of moral capabilities in children. It has been common to view initiatives concerning Japanese moral education as conservative/traditionalist attempts to re-introduce pre-war practices. I would suggest that a more productive point of departure would be to look at it as “gate-keeping”, where what is considered basic and inalienable in Japanese culture and morality by those in a position of influence is kept safe. In this sense it concerns the “immunology” (Cowen) of moral education in Japan, but the other component of Cowen’s pair of terms, “permiology” must also be included. The contents of moral education can be seen as a reaction to the challenges of globalization, the risks and anxieites experienced in globalized society. In understanding the aspects of immunity and permeability of moral education and the education of the ideal citizen in Japan it will be useful to employ theories of globalization by people such as Robertson as well as Beck’s thinking on world risk society and reflexive modernity and the work done on cosmopolitanism by Beck and Appiah among others. The paper at hand is an attempt to make sense of the new curriculum guidelines in the light of gate-keeping, the challenges posed by globalization and changing social conditions as represented by increased perceptions of “risk” and anxiety.

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Moral education, Citizenship education, Japan
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Roesgaard, Marie. ""The Ideal Citizen", globalization, and the Japanese response: Risk, gate-keeping, and moral education in Japan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486512_index.html>

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Roesgaard, M. H. ""The Ideal Citizen", globalization, and the Japanese response: Risk, gate-keeping, and moral education in Japan" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486512_index.html

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Abstract: In 2006 the Fundamental Law on Education was revised and later the curriculum guidelines for Moral Education were revised accordingly; revisions concerned emphasis on individual responsibility, respect for life, environment, nation, and other countries, understanding of differences, and strengthening of moral capabilities in children. It has been common to view initiatives concerning Japanese moral education as conservative/traditionalist attempts to re-introduce pre-war practices. I would suggest that a more productive point of departure would be to look at it as “gate-keeping”, where what is considered basic and inalienable in Japanese culture and morality by those in a position of influence is kept safe. In this sense it concerns the “immunology” (Cowen) of moral education in Japan, but the other component of Cowen’s pair of terms, “permiology” must also be included. The contents of moral education can be seen as a reaction to the challenges of globalization, the risks and anxieites experienced in globalized society. In understanding the aspects of immunity and permeability of moral education and the education of the ideal citizen in Japan it will be useful to employ theories of globalization by people such as Robertson as well as Beck’s thinking on world risk society and reflexive modernity and the work done on cosmopolitanism by Beck and Appiah among others. The paper at hand is an attempt to make sense of the new curriculum guidelines in the light of gate-keeping, the challenges posed by globalization and changing social conditions as represented by increased perceptions of “risk” and anxiety.


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