Study on the Significance and Aims of "the Period for Integrated Studies"

Masayuki Tanaka
2020 Bulletin  
The Period for Integrated Studies" was introduced as education that looks toward the 21st century, and it is currently a required class in all elementary schools, junior high schools, and high schools across Japan. However, at the high school level, some teachers have expressed their opinion that there is a big difference in how the class is implemented between schools. The purpose of this study was to try to further understand how the class is being implemented at different schools by
more » ... g a questionnaire and then examining the results. Results showed that schools in Western Japan are doing better at upholding the aims of the class as outlined in Educational Ministry guidelines than their counterparts in Eastern Japan are. Furthermore, results revealed that students most
doi:10.24577/seia.52.0_1 fatcat:r2jibjbnfjby3cnejfljkbkyma