High School General Course Reform Proposed in Japan

Politics

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--A Japanese government panel submitted to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday a set of proposals highlighting the importance of reforming the high school general course, selected by about 70 pct of students.

The panel called for, among other things, dividing the current general course into four categories, including one with a focus on career design education.

The council asked the government to create such categories and allow each school to decide which type it will adopt.

"The government will steadily implement education reforms based on the proposals in order to make Japan a country where each person can shine with hopes for tomorrow in the country's new era, Reiwa," which started on May 1, Abe said.

The three other proposed categories call for nurturing human resources who can play leadership roles on the international arena, fostering innovators in the field of science and technology, and promoting exploratory education through resolving challenges facing regional communities.

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