ERIC Number: ED375575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives from the 1992 Study Seminar and Conference on Educational Technology in the US and Japan, Implications for Special Education.
Rankin, Betty H.; Haring, Ann S.
This paper reports on a visit by two U.S. middle school teachers, one a special educator, to a conference on educational technology held in Japan. The trip also involved visits to elementary and secondary schools in Japan and a home stay with a Japanese family. The paper addresses misconceptions, differences, and similarities noted by the authors in such areas as terminology, the teaching profession, the school year, the day structure, teacher flexibility, technology, and special education. Reports of on-site visits to three schools focus on examples of technology being used. The authors concluded that the use of technology in Japanese education, while rapidly expanding, is not yet at the same level as in the United States and that the ideology of least restrictive environment is contrary to the current structure of Japan's educational system. Contains 15 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: World Rehabilitation Fund, Inc., New York, NY.; New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Inst. on Disability.
Identifiers - Location: Japan