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Education in Japan

Education In Japan

You can see that Japan has witnessed a rapid economic development in terms of education as well as education. This was profoundly noticed just after the world war 2.In fact in the year 1947, the school education and the fundamental education came into force. Actually, the course is divided in such a way those six years for the elementary school, three years in the junior high school, and three years in the high school. At the same time, the university education is granted for two to four years. In addition to this, education is also imparted to the children in the day care and the kindergarten centers.

Education in the Junior high school level:

You can see that the lower secondary schools actually cover grades of seven, eight, and nine. In order to be in the junior school the children need to be between 12 to 15 years. Statistics revealed about 5 % of junior schools are private while rest is public run by the government. In addition, the expense incurred in the private schools is much more than that of the public schools. Moreover, the teachers are too educated, it is seen that 80% of the teachers got their graduate certificate from four-year degree universities.

The schools generally have specious classes accommodating over thirty-eight students approximately. Each class is allotted for forty to forty five minutes. In fact, different teachers are allotted for different subjects. The students need to attained the class very minutely and they to have to very communicative. Generally, the teachers choose television, radio as a means of communication.

In the lower secondary schools, the contents of the course are made in a specific way. In the elementary level, the Japanese language, mathematics etc. They also try to include other foreign language in the curriculum .On 2011, schools made the English language as a compulsory part of the elementary education.IN addition in the junior schools students have to learn social studies, fine arts, physical education, and the health. In fact, the children also need to appear for Juko, which is an extracurricular school that runs on a private mode. The children have to attend the classes in the weekends or in the evening time. The schools prepare to students to face all kinds of industrial and home making training.

Education level in high school:

In Japan the education in the upper secondary schools are not compulsory. In fact, this level has provided a full time education to the children and concentrates on imparting higher education to the children. Moreover, the students can also take vocational training and get a good job indeed. It is an established fact that the vocational programs include some particular areas of interest as navigation, fishing, farming, business, ceramics etc.


In Japan, there are over all 726 universities all catering to provide the higher level of education. The four year degree programs help the students to get the bachelorís degree while it is taken for six years to complete the professional degree.




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