The present state of economic education in Japan

Michio Yamaoka*, Tadayoshi Asano, Shintaro Abe

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The authors describe the present state of economic education in Japan. There is a larger number of undergraduate students who major in economics, but their purpose of studying economics and their economic literacy differ. Precollege economic education is regulated by the course of study and limited by the poor ability of teachers to teach the economics content.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)448-460
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Economic Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept 1


  • economics majors
  • Japan
  • secondary school curriculum
  • social studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Education


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