Synthetic anthropology
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  • How Alternative Universities in Japan and Korea Redefine Higher Education
    Adler Yang
    2024 Volume 18 Issue 2 Pages 89-102
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 16, 2024
    While universities increasingly address sustainability and social issues, the structural reproduction of social problems inherent in higher education itself remains underexplored. This paper examines three alternative universities that position education not just "for" but "as" (the process and system of) sustainable development itself, and demonstrates higher education's potential for direct impact on systemic transformation of global issues. The paper concludes by discussing alternative universities' role as the "research and development division" for mainstream systems and suggests the potential of the existing PhD by Publication pathway in Japan as a minimal viable product for transforming higher education/academia from the bottom-up.
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  • The Case of "Experimental Education" in Taiwan
    Mei-Ling Wang
    2024 Volume 18 Issue 2 Pages 103-111
    Published: 2024
    Released on J-STAGE: June 28, 2024
    In recent years, alternative schools have been attracting attention as another educational option other than school education. What is called an alternative school in Taiwan is called a free school in Japan, and neither was recognized as a school. Therefore, efforts have been made to seek legal status in both Taiwan and Japan. In the process of seeking legalization, the role of administrative agencies is important. In this study, I would like to clarify the reasons why alternative schools were legalized by law, and the role of government agencies regarding alternative schools, which have become experimental education.
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