Meiji Zenki Kyoiku Shiryo Shusei
Compilation of documents in the development of education in 1868-1890
Publication year: 1965
35mm positive, 60 reels
Index: 80 pages
The nation-wide spread of education following the Meiji Restoration has come to be studied and appreciated not only as a key to the modernization of Japan, but also as an outstanding example of effective educational effort from which much can be learned by nation builders elsewhere.
Comprehensively documented here for the first time are the details of this prodigious educational program from 1870 to about 1892, when the young Government decided to make schooling a national responsibility. The perfection of the educational structure made it possible to measure what had been accomplished. Objectives, organization, theories, methods, regulations, finances and results are set forth in documents, reports, histories and reminiscences covering both the nation as a whole and each prefecture are included.