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Japanese Lessons

Author : Gail R. Benjamin
ISBN : 9780814723401
Genre : Social Science
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Gail R. Benjamin reaches beyond predictable images of authoritarian Japanese educators and automaton schoolchildren to show the advantages and disadvantages of a system remarkably different from the American one... --The New York Times Book Review Americans regard the Japanese educational system and the lives of Japanese children with a mixture of awe and indignance. We respect a system that produces higher literacy rates and superior math skills, but we reject the excesses of a system that leaves children with little free time and few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In Japanese Lessons, Gail R. Benjamin recounts her experiences as a American parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. An anthropologist, Benjamin successfully weds the roles of observer and parent, illuminating the strengths of the Japanese system and suggesting ways in which Americans might learn from it. With an anthropologist's keen eye, Benjamin takes us through a full year in a Japanese public elementary school, bringing us into the classroom with its comforting structure, lively participation, varied teaching styles, and non-authoritarian teachers. We follow the children on class trips and Sports Days and through the rigors of summer vacation homework. We share the experiences of her young son and daughter as they react to Japanese schools, friends, and teachers. Through Benjamin we learn what it means to be a mother in Japan--how minute details, such as the way mothers prepare lunches for children, reflect cultural understandings of family and education. Table of Contents Acknowledgments 1. Getting Started 2. Why Study Japanese Education? 3. Day-to-Day Routines 4. Together at School, Together in Life 5. A Working Vacation and Special Events 6. The Three R's, Japanese Style 7. The Rest of the Day 8. Nagging, Preaching, and Discussions 9. Enlisting Mothers' Efforts 10. Education in Japanese Society 11. Themes and Suggestions 12. Sayonara Appendix. Reading and Writing in Japanese References Index

Japanese Education

Author : Roberta E. Pike
ISBN : 9780895818690
Genre : Education
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Presents a large representative sample of the literature on Japanese education with an emphasis on its psychosocial aspects. Many discussions compare the Japanese educational system with that of the United States and other countries. The citations cover most of the 1990s including a few earlier and later references. Includes extensive discussions about Japanese educational reform movements and their consequences. Also cites published and unpublished dissertations and theses. Updates the last comprehensive English language bibliography on Japanese education published by Ulrich Teichler in 1974. The citations were taken from many online databases. Suitable for students, teachers, scholars and the general public.

Japan For Kids

Author : Diane Wiltshire Kanagawa
ISBN : 4770023510
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Includes entries for amusements, outings, travel tips, health care, shopping, education and activities. Designed mainly for those who go to reside in Japan, but would be good for travellers too.

Resources In Education

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ISBN : MINN:30000010540106
Genre : Education
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Monumenta Nipponica

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ISBN : UVA:X006063795
Genre : Civilization, Oriental
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Includes section "Reviews".

The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015063380516
Genre : Japan
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A multidisciplinary forrum for communicating new information, new interpretations, and recent research results concerning Japan to the English-reading world.

Education About Asia

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ISBN : UOM:39015066176283
Genre : Asia
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105023481828
Genre : History
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The Tokyo region of Japan is, in terms of population, the largest urban area on earth. Its centre comprises the 23 wards of Tokyo itself but the urban sprawl has long since extended to include the other major cities of Kawasaki and Yokohama. From the early 16th century, when the Tokugawa rulers of Japan established their administrative headquarters there, Edo, as it was known, developed quickly into one of the largest cities in the world. It was renamed Tokyo, or 'Eastern Capital', when the Emperor moved there in 1868. In the 20th century most of Tokyo was destroyed first by the Kanto earthquake of 1923 and then by the American bombing of 1945. Nonetheless, it was rapidly rebuilt, and is now, along with London and New York, one of the major control centres of the global economy. Yet behind the ultramodern facade of the main commercial areas, Tokyo remains largely a city of narrow streets and small, intimate neighbourhoods. However, the threat of serious earthquakes remains and the relocation of the capital is being increasingly discussed. This is the first annotated, critical survey of the English-language literature on Tokyo and its region.


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ISBN : UCSC:32106014878448
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The Economist

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