ERIC Number: ED390719
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Japanese Nationals in American Schools in the New York Metropolitan Region.
Lyon-Bestor, Victoria; Wojtan, Linda S.
This report describes various aspects of interaction between Japanese and Americans in the suburban school systems of the New York metropolitan region. Since the late 1980s the number of children of Japanese nationals attending schools in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut suburbs surrounding New York City has grown to nearly 5,000. This study discusses the challenges encountered by the Japanese families upon entering area school systems, and offers recommendations to enhance the intercultural contact between Japanese and U.S. nationals. The report is divided into five sections. Section 1 is the "Introduction." Section 2, "Background," contains: (1) "Growth and Change in the Japanese Community in the New York Metropolitan Area"; and (2) "The School System in its Cultural Context." Section 3, "Schooling in America," includes: (1) "Specialized Schools Established by the Japanese Community"; and (2) "Japanese Children in American Public Schools." Section 4 is entitled "The Challenge of Returning Home for the Japanese Child." Section 5 offers "Recommendations and Considerations." (EH)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Asian Studies, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Exchange, Cultural Interrelationships, Culture Contact, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Relations, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, Global Education, Multicultural Education, Non Western Civilization
East Asia National Resource Center, Columbia University in the City of New York, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Japan Foundation, Tokyo. Center for Global Partnership.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. East Asia National Resource Center.
Identifiers: Japanese People; New York (New York)