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ERIC Number: EJ781670
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-0013-175X
Continuing the Talk about American Education: A Memo to My Friend
Jung, Eunjoo
Educational Horizons, v86 n2 p112-120 Win 2008
This article, written as a memo to the author's friend in response to an earlier conversation, compares the American education system with that of Japan. First, the author examines cultural differences between Japan and America as a lens through which to look at these two countries. Then, Japanese and American schooling are compared in terms of four suggestions that the author's friend had proposed to improve American students' academic achievement. The four suggestions were: (1) more testing; (2) increased administrative oversight of teachers; (3) a return to basics; and (4) stronger discipline. Finally, the author shares a classroom model from a large-scale project and two simple yet effective ideas that offer promise for American students' academic, social, and ethical growth.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States