ERIC Number: EJ453677
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of the Current Situation on Teaching about World War II in Japanese and American Classrooms.
Barth, James L.
International Journal of Social Education, v6 n3 p7-19 Win 1991-92
Compares questionnaire results sent to elementary and secondary school teachers in Indiana and Japan. Surveys how and what is taught about World War II. Reports teachers in the United States concentrate more on Europe, Pearl Harbor, and fascism, whereas Japanese teachers are more concerned with Pacific theater. Concludes Japanese teach peace whereas U.S. teachers focus on historic causes. (DK)
Descriptors: Asian History, Comparative Analysis, Course Content, Course Objectives, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, European History, Fascism, Foreign Countries, Foreign Policy, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Peace, Questionnaires, Teaching Methods, United States History, World War II
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Location: Japan