2015 年 78 巻 p. 21-28
Over the years, the "appreciation" concept of Minoru Nishio has transformed, and while this study aims to discuss this concept, the term "appreciation" also needs to be analyzed historically from the national language perspective; thereby emphasizing prewar Japanese literature. Hence, I demonstrate a point in time wherein a transition concerning "independence of the appreciation" was determined. This transition was used as the grounds to allow the debating of literary education with Motoki Tokieda, which occurred before the educational practices of Shigeru Araki, particularly in a domain mainly comprising the literature education theory of Nishio by following the generation process of the "appreciation" concept from prewar days. During the prewar era, significant attention was paid to and debates were conducted on "the appreciation" in Japanese literature. Thus, demonstrating that the "appreciation" idea of Okazaki probably influenced this background, which promoted the discovery of the concept. "The appreciation" depicted the characteristics of the times, and it also was the term that strongly reflected the educational philosophy of each debater.