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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2019, 3(4); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.030404.

On the Education Reform of the Meiji Japan


Jia Liu

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Jia Liu

College of History, Geography and Tourism, Chengdu Normal University, Chengdu, 611130, China


The educational reform in the Meiji period was the beginning of the modernization of Japanese education. After overthrowing the shogunate, Meiji Japan began to carry out educational reform,and then issued many decrees, which referred to the education system of France, the United States and Prussia successively. This reform is carried out from the following aspects: popularizing basic education, revitalizing industrial education, developing higher education and attaching importance to developing normal education. In the reform, the relationship among politics, economy and education has been well handled, and finally an educational system with national characteristics has been formed, which conforms to the national conditions of Japan. The reform has achieved remarkable results, and these experiences and enlightenments are worth learning.


Meiji Japan; Education reform; Contents and enlightenments

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Jia Liu. On the Education Reform of the Meiji Japan. International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2019) Vol.3, Issue 4: 21-27. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDES.030404.


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