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ERIC Number: ED457141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-2
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
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Global Partnership Schools: What U.S. and Japanese Teachers Value Most in the Other Culture of Teaching and Curriculum.
Ono, Yumiko; Hurley, Casey; Petrovitch-Mwaniki, Lois
This paper presents information from a project that examined what Japanese and U.S. teachers valued most about the culture of teaching and learning in each others' countries. Teachers participated in global partnership schools in which they had the opportunity to directly observe all facets of school operation in the other country. Data come from journals and a research report prepared by a Japanese cohort in 1999, focusing on observations by three high school teachers. The observations and reflections from three journals and reports illustrate several features of U.S. high school education that the Japanese teachers agreed upon: emphasis on school discipline, intensive and extensive use of technology, individualized instruction, variety of content and delivery methods, classroom management by the teacher, emphasis on self-initiative and self-direction, clear and precise descriptions of responsibility, differentiated support staff for teaching and learning, and student, teacher, and school accountability measured by achievement. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Japan