ERIC Number: ED392690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Learning To Teach in Two Cultures: Japan and the United States. Reference Books in International Education, Vol. 27. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Vol. 870).
Shimahara, Nobuo K.; Sakai, Akira
This book reports on the 3-year ethnographic study of seven beginning elementary teachers in Toyko and four beginning elementary teachers in the United States during 1989-1991. The volume offers insights into the professional similarities and cultural differences that affect the teacher induction process in these two very dissimilar nations. The final chapter offers a synopsis of the findings and places them within a global educational context, including a comparative analysis of school systems. Chapters are: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "How American Teachers Learn to Teach"; (3) "Expectations and Classroom Control: The Case of American Teachers"; (4) "Development of Teaching Strategies and Perspectives"; (5) "How Japanese Teachers Learn to Teach"; (6) "Japanese Pedagogy and Teachers' Expectation of Students"; (7) "Occupational Socialization of Beginning Teachers in Japan"; and (8) "Learning to Teach in the United States: Contrasts and Conclusions." (EH)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Cultural Traits, Educational Anthropology, Ethnography, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs
Garland Publishing, Inc., 717 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2500, New York, NY 10022 (hardcover: ISBN-0-8153-1081-1, $42; paperback: ISBN-0-8153-1924-X, $18.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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