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Book recommendation: Japanese Higher Education as Myth – 2002 by Brian J. McVeigh

This book is recommended to every educator in Japan, both Japanese and non-Japanese national, who wants and needs to be better prepared for challenges and shortcomings of Japanese Tertiary Educational System.

Brian J. McVeigh in his scathing analysis of Japanese Universities offers an intriguing insight into Japanese Mind through the lenses of students and the faculty perspective alike, as well as brings the insider’s experiences.

You may want to agree or disagree with the author, but the point is, this kind of publication makes us think about the complex interconnections between the policy makers, organisations, teachers, and students, and it offers a chance to question our own assumptions and even misconceptions about Japan.

All in all, the book is a interesting attempt to offer the cultural psychology analysis about Japan and education.

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