Reforms introduced by MEIJI
•From the 1870s, a new school system was built.schooling was compulsory for boys and girls and by 1910 it became almost universal
•Tuition fees were kept minimal and the curriculum was based on western models.
•By the 1870s, stress was placed on loyalty and the study of Japanese history.
• The curriculum, the textbooks selection and
teacher s’ training was controlled by the Ministry of Education.
•Moral culture was taught and through texts, children were urged to respect their parents, be loyal to the nation and become good citizens