Japan seeks to formalise moral studies course

04/18/2013 | Mainichi (Japan), The

Japan is moving forward with plans to make moral studies a more permanent part of the school curriculum, with the announcement that textbooks for the subject will be introduced in 2015. "We will not impose a certain set of values, but rather put famous people's biographies and other topics in the text in accordance with the concepts behind the educational curriculum. We would like to make educational texts that students' parents will also want to read, to allow learning at home," said Education Minister Hakubun Shimomura.

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