International achievement studies and myths of Japan

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In the age of detente and post-cold war realignment of the late twentieth century, emphasis on economic and educational competition have attained a status in the popular consciousness which parallels the emphasis placed on military and colonial expansion in earlier periods.' Modern nations are believed to be engaged in relentless economic competition in the international markets, and education is regarded as a country 's basic form of defense. In the United States, Japan in particular has been depicted as a major competitor; depicted with images of ruthless expansion and limitless consumption (Wolferen, 1989; Fallows, 1989; Johnson, Tyson, Zysman 1989).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCompetitor or Ally?
Subtitle of host publicationJapan's Role in American Educational Debates
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781135679705
ISBN (Print)9781138991545
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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