Trends of Technology Education in Compulsory Education in Japan
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<p>If we look at an overview of technology education in the world, we realize that technology education in professional education, as well as in ordinary education, plays an important role in supporting the idea of a technology-intensive Japan. This study focused on the trend of technology education in compulsory education in Japan. Compared to technology education in advanced countries, fewer class hours are spent on technology education in compulsory education in Japan. However, various attempts have been made with robots and programming, mostly under the subject "technology and home economics," at junior high schools. In particular, the future development of programming education implementation can be expected. At the same time, schools face multiple problems, including class hours and a lack of full-time teachers. These problems must be solved to enhance technology education.</p>
- Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics
Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 29(6), 952-956, 2017
Fuji Technology Press Ltd.