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ERIC Number: EJ528294
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0010-4086
Prayer, Luck, and Spiritual Strength: The Desecularization of Entrance Examination Systems in East Asia.
Zeng, Kangmin
Comparative Education Review, v40 n3 p264-79 Aug 1996
The socioeconomic importance and fierce competition related to high school and university entrance examinations in Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea lead students and their parents to seek spiritual support through prayer and religious rituals. Japanese students leave donations and written prayers and promises to the gods at Shinto shrines specifically dedicated to academic success. (SV)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; South Korea; Taiwan