Oslo Summer School in Comparative Social Science Studies 2002

Education and National Development:
Two Case Studies - Japan and the United States

Lecturer: Professor Ed Beauchamp
College of Education, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, USA
Dates: 5. - 9. August 2002

Education has traditionally been seen as an indispensible prerequisite to national development, but the historical, political, economic and social contexts within which a society "develops" are never identical. This course will analyze the similar, yet quite different routes which the United States and Japan followed in the their path toward modern educational systems.

United States Readings

 Japan Readings

The lecturer:
Edward Beauchamp is Professor Emeritus at the University of Hawaii where he taught for three decades in the College of Education and the Center for Japanese Studies. A specialist on U.S.-Japanese educational/cultural relations, Beauchamp is thye author/editor of A dozen books, more than forty articles and scores of reviews, newspaper pieces, etc. He has been Fulbright Professor in American Studies at Keio University, the University of Tokyo in Japan, and also Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest.

He also held a U.S. Information Agency professorship at Dankook University in Seoul, and has lectureed widely in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania. He is currently editing a comprehensive "Encyclopedia of U.S.-Relations" for ABC-CLIO, and serving asgeneral editor for book series in education and Japanese Studies for Routledge, Garland, and Praegar publishing houses.