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Rohlen, Thomas P.

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Works: 38 works in 159 publications in 4 languages and 4,960 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies  History  Abstracts  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LA1316, 373.52
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Most widely held works about Thomas P Rohlen
 
Most widely held works by Thomas P Rohlen
Conflict in Japan by Ellis S Krauss( )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japan's high schools by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, an anthropologist, spent 14 months (1974-75) in the industrial port city of Kobe (Japan) observing a cross section of urban high schools, including Japan's most elite private school and a night vocational school plagued by absenteeism and delinquency. He reports on the character of the institutions and of the experience via descriptions of school organization, classroom instruction, teacher/union politics, textbooks, adolescent peer relations, and extracurricular activities. Placing this ethnographic detail into a larger societal context, several factors that shape Japanese high schools are examined: the fiercely competitive university entrance system; the history of secondary education as it has been changed by modernization, nationalism, and the American occupation; and differences in student social background. In turn, the impact of high school education on contemporary Japan is assessed from the perspectives of social equality, Japanese culture, and national efficiency. The inherent contradictions among these considerations are explored, concluding that education's role in providing Japan with a well-trained, highly disciplined work force is accomplished by significant human/cultural costs. Narrowness of the learning process and improvement of instructional spirit are contrasted with very real accomplishments in teaching the basics and in socializing students to high levels of productive behavior. (Jn)
For harmony and strength : Japanese white-collar organization in anthropological perspective by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 1995 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the Japanese system : readings on contemporary society and political economy by Anthony Roger Wood( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching and learning in Japan by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major scholars on Japan explore the Japanese style of learning in this important volume, drawing upon ethnographic and experimental studies of learning throughout the life span. The reader gets an inside view of Japanese teaching methods, where the emphasis is on the process of learning rather than the end product. Applications across contexts, from religion to music to mathematics to guidance, are handled very differently than in the West. Contributors analyze various models of learning within and without the Japanese school system. Together these analyses comprise an example of a nation, a landscape of learning. The examples considered here allow us to understand better the rich coherence of systems in the broader social context. A carefully articulated Introduction and Conclusion by the editors provide salient comparisons of East and West and caution that we do not simplify our model of either one
Education and training in Japan by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The organization and ideology of a Japanese bank ; an ethnographic study of a modern organization by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta : "one country, two systems" in the emerging metropolitan context by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training in Japan by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A "Mediterranean" model for Asian regionalism : cosmopolitan cities and nation-states in Asia by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training in Japan by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of modern society : legacies and visions of East Asian cultures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can one understand Japan's rapid rise on the world stage in less than a century and a half--and particularly during the forty-five years since the end of World War II? While many factors have undoubtedly contributed to this astonishing record, Prof. Rohlen asserts that Japan's capacity to learn--including a special capacity to assimilate external influences--is one of the most fundamental
Japan's small scale family enterprises by Hugh T Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training in Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training in Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education and training in Japan( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to be adolescent : growing up in U.S. and Japanese middle schools by Gerald K LeTendre( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeTendre studies the educational institutionalization of reaction to the adolescent's emergent will. He examines how different cultural attitudes in the United States and Japan influence educators' opinions of will and the knowledge of self exhibited by middle-school aged children
Japonya'da maneviyat eğitimi by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in Turkish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Differences that make a difference : explaining Japan's success by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitan cities and nation states : open economics, urban dynamics, and government in East Asia by Thomas P Rohlen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Japan's high schools
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Japan's high schoolsFor harmony and strength : Japanese white-collar organization in anthropological perspectiveTeaching and learning in JapanEducation and training in JapanEducation and training in JapanEducation and training in JapanLearning to be adolescent : growing up in U.S. and Japanese middle schools
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Rohlen, Thomas

Rohlen, Thomas 1940-

ローレン, トーマス

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