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ERIC Number: EJ836450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Transferability of US Education Techniques to Japan: Do They Cross Cultural Lines?
Akimoto, Tatsuru
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v28 n3-4 p396-407 Jul 2008
Examines the traditional Japanese model of university teaching and compares it with the traditional model found in American universities. After a comparative analysis of both approaches, he discusses and raises questions about the feasibility of developing a truly universal methodology, given deep cultural differences and expectations. Describes inroads made by American teaching methodology into Japanese university education, using numerous illustrations and anecdotes as examples. (Contains 1 table and 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan