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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) Introduction
Source:
Schooling Selves
Author(s):
Peter Cave
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226368054.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main themes of the book. It outlines the Japanese education system, and describes the research site, including the schools where the main fieldwork was conducted, their school districts, and the city in which they were located. The chapter explains the research methodology used (longitudinal ethnography) and situates the study in relation to other longitudinal ethnographic studies of education.

Keywords:   Methodology, Japanese education system, research site, longitudinal ethnography, education

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