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ERIC Number: ED392690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 259
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8153-1924-X
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)
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
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan