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Fujiwara, Yujiro; Hite, Rebecca; Wygant, Heather; Paulsen, Susan – Childhood Education, 2019
Innovative education approaches include citizen science projects that allow students to participate in locally relevant scientific work, connecting content to the real world. Global collaboration provides students with a broader perspective on local issues, allowing students to become more globally aware.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Global Approach, International Cooperation, Science Education
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Shute, Mary Chaplin – Childhood Education, 2017
The first six years of the child's life are infinitely the most important, as they are the years in which attitudes are being established, habits formed, and character trends largely fixed. This article examines topics such as race relations and prejudice in kindergarten, the role of kindergarten teachers, soldier play in kindergarten and its…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Racial Relations
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Paz-Albo, Jesús – Childhood Education, 2017
This article describes an innovative teaching approach that can offer the changes needed for school improvement. When entering an Education: Basic and Interactive (EBI) classroom, one will see students focused on accomplishing self-guided tasks and eager to move on to the next challenge in their self-paced learning. The EBI Project described here…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Individualized Instruction, Student Needs, Student Role
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Spence, Lucy; Tanaka, Toshiya – Childhood Education, 2016
As young children enter formal schooling, they are at various points along their individual developmental paths toward literacy. Generally, their egocentric speech is becoming more social and they are building their capacity for logical thought and concrete problem-solving. This is a gradual development and teachers can support children's literacy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Child Development
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Chesky, Aimi Kono – Childhood Education, 2013
The project development school idea in Japan started in the late 1970s. Both public and private schools can become project schools. Public schools' districts and private schools' boards develop the project plan and submit the application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Once approved, the project school…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Telecommunications
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Hashimoto, Yuko – Childhood Education, 2012
Community-based volunteer programs to support children's book reading have existed in Japan for the past 70 years or so. Recently, because of the national emphasis on providing child-rearing support for families with young children, more programs are being offered to encourage parent-child shared book reading starting when children are very young.…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Young Children
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2012
Throughout the world, young children are introduced to some form of nursery rhymes. In Japan, the first type of rhyme a child encounters is called "warabeuta"--songs created through play. The English translation fails to accurately capture the degree to which "warabeuta" include body movement, touch, and interaction with other…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Nursery Rhymes, Educational Principles
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Harlin, Rebecca P. – Childhood Education, 2008
Today's children may be exposed to violence in their environment, through the media, at home, and in school. Some children live in countries at war, while others survive in neighborhoods where street gangs prevail. Most parents and children used to assume they could depend upon schools to be safe places, free from abuse and violence. Now it seems…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Antisocial Behavior, Educational Environment
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2008
Traditionally, violent acts against children in Japan were considered private, isolated incidents largely outside the reach of government policy and legal action. Increasingly, however, public perception in Japan, mainly driven by the mass media, has shifted away from such complacency. A few well-publicized attacks on children have forced Mombusho…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Oda, Yutaka; Mari, Mori – Childhood Education, 2006
Many education critics, teachers, and parents have lamented the recent poor achievement scores of Japanese school-age children, and have sought the reasons for the decline. Some critics, including the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology, blame the practice known as yutori-kyoiku (literally translated as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational History
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Johnston, Scott; Kotabe, Tadahito – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes a typical day in a Japanese third-grade classroom, focusing on the need to address social and academic growth. Shows how although students work in groups of 6 or 7 and take on responsibilities as a group, students' individualism is not suppressed. Describes the teacher's goals of developing students' thinking skills, ability to express…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum
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Todd, Sally M.; Shinzato, Satoshi – Childhood Education, 1999
Presents the autonomous-learner model developed by George Betts and the Renzulli model as possible ways to facilitate creative thinking and personal development in Japanese students, whose culture typically emphasizes memorization. Concludes that developing the mindset to critically question learning will increase students' learning abilities and…
Descriptors: Creativity, Educational Practices, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
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Peach, Mark – Childhood Education, 1994
Japanese nursery school and kindergarten activities are designed to facilitate the socialization of Japanese children. The culture of the home and the culture of the school (and by extension the rest of Japanese society) are so different from each other that it is believed the open and unselfconscious help of the education system is necessary to…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Cultural Literacy, Family Environment, Family Role
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Glover, Mary Kenner – Childhood Education, 1990
Presents an account of the project approach used by American first graders to study Japan. (BB)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Differences, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Elementary School Students
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Wassermann, Selma – Childhood Education, 1988
Maintains that it is necessary to compare different educational practices and teaching strategies before choosing a practice or strategy for a particular situation. Offers as an example the possibility of the United States adopting the teaching strategies of the Japanese educational system. (BB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Decision Making, Educational Practices
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