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Today's Juvenile Problem and Educational Reform in Japan: Its Reappraisal and Future Implications - Index

1. Questioning our social intellect
2. Sensational treatment of educational and juvenile problems
3. The uniqueness of the Sakakibara Incident and warped criticism of schools
4. The Kuroiso knifing incident and the increase of "kireru kodomo" and "unruly schools"
5. The "school stress" argument and the "slimmer school" and "liberalization" arguments
6. Errors of the "school stress" argument
7. The deceptiveness of recent calls for educational system reforms
8. Children in an advanced information and consumption society
9. Distortion in the living and educational experiences and improvements in the school environment
10. How should we understand today's juvenile problem?
11. How should we tackle school disorder problems?
12. Biased policies toward the problems
13. Implications of juvenile problems and policies in postmodern society



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Hidenori Fujita
Professor Hidenori Fujita is a member of the faculty of the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Education. His field of study is Sociology of Education and he is affiliated with the Center for Clinical Research on School Development at the University of Tokyo. This paper was presented at the Japan-United States Conference on Juvenile Problems and Violence in a Changing Society" held in Tokyo, Japan from February 26 to 28, 1999. A major part of this paper, except for the first and last sections, is an English translation of the author's article, entitled "Today's Juvenile Problem as Seen from Educational Sociology," Crime and Delinquency (Hanzai to Hikou), No.117, August 1998, pp.4-26.
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