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ERIC Number: ED415153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 262
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8147-1291-6
Japanese Lessons: A Year in a Japanese School through the Eyes of an American Anthropologist and Her Children.
Benjamin, Gail R.
This book recounts the experiences of a U.S. parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. The author, an anthropologist, blends the roles of observer and parent to illuminate the strengths of the Japanese system and suggest ways in which Americans might learn from it. Chapter titles include: (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"; and (12) "Sayonara." Contains an appendix that includes a discussion of reading and writing in Japanese and 43 references. (EH)
New York University Press, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012; phone: 800-996-6987 ($24.95, plus shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan