ERIC Number: EJ634047
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Individualism and Individuality in American and Japanese Early Education: A Review and Critique.
Hoffman, Diane M.
American Journal of Education, v108 n4 p300-17 Aug 2000
Examines different cultural understandings of the individual that underlie Japanese and U.S. educational practices. Reviews existing literature on early education and the self in Japan and suggests the need for a distinction between individualism and individuality, with Japanese education tending toward a focus on individuality and U.S. education toward individualism. Explores implications of this distinction for educational practice. Contains references.(SM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan