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Skouge, James R.; Rao, Kavita – Educational Perspectives, 2009
Stories are important resources in the repertoire of the teacher. Storytelling is a powerful way in which to communicate experiences and to explore ideas. Using stories, the teacher takes her students on journeys of discovery that introduce them to new vistas of lived experience. In this article, the authors describe how they have used…
Descriptors: Special Education, Teaching Methods, Story Telling, Personal Narratives
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Banks, Cherry A. McGee – Educational Perspectives, 2007
Following the Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the nation was thrown into a state of fear and hysteria. On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 9066 which resulted in more than 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry being either interned in relocation centers, drafted, or…
Descriptors: Democracy, War, Japanese Americans, Relocation
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Che, Yi; Hayashi, Akiko; Tobin, Joseph – Educational Perspectives, 2007
For the past six years the authors have been working together on a major study of early childhood education in China, Japan, and the United States. This study, "Continuity and Change in Preschools in Three Cultures," is a sequel to "Preschools in Three Cultures," a book by Joseph Tobin, David Wu, and Dana Davidson that was…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Preschool Curriculum
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Kumano, Ruriko – Educational Perspectives, 2007
During the US Occupation of Japan (1945-1952), a victorious America attempted to reform Japanese education by replacing Japan's tradition system of values with one that promoted American democratic values. The United States had considered the source of Japan's militarism to lie in the selfless loyalty and love of country that many older Japanese…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Democratic Values, Cultural Education
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Takei, Yoshimitsu; Honda, Tokio; Shieh, Sheau-Hue – Educational Perspectives, 2007
Adolescence is often considered a period in a person's life when important physiological and emotional changes occur. When discussing adolescence, however, it should not be forgotten that it is just another stage in one's life span between birth and death. By adopting a life-span perspective, researchers are more likely to consider contextual…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Kaminsky, James S. – Educational Perspectives, 1982
Briefly traces the development of the Australian educational system, focusing on the diffuse and pervasive influence of the United States on the system. Specific effects at the levels of ideology and structure are noted. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Casambre, Napoleon J. – Educational Perspectives, 1982
Provides a brief history of the American educational system in the Philippines and discussions of the impact of American education in that country during its colonial period and in the years following World War II. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education
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Nishi, Toshio – Educational Perspectives, 1982
Discusses various factors in the relationship between postwar Japan and the United States which may have influenced Japan's phenomenal rise in the world economy. The role of General Douglas MacArthur is considered. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries, Influences
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Kunstadter, Peter – Educational Perspectives, 1982
Discusses the early history of United States-Thailand contacts, American educational impacts in Thailand after World War II and Thai students in the United States. Also discusses direct United States education efforts in Thailand related to teaching, institution building, and in scholarly research by Americans in that country. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational History, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Kim, Hyung-chan – Educational Perspectives, 1982
Discusses American influences on Korean education, considering the influence of American Protestant missionaries (1886-1945), relationship between American military government and Korean education, and educational cooperation between Korea and America since 1948. (JN)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational Practices, Educational Trends
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Johnsrud, Linda K.; Banaria, Jocelyn Surla – Educational Perspectives, 2004
Although doctoral education in the United States is highly regarded and commands international respect, it is now under close scrutiny from a number of perspectives. Those who aspire to the doctorate (the students) and those who prepare doctorates (the faculty) have often offered their opinion on the quality of their experience and suggested…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Schools of Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
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Zambon, Michael J. – Educational Perspectives, 2004
In this article, the author shares with the reader some of the insights he has gained through his experience of using photographs as a research tool during a year-long investigation of cultural events at three universities and schools in the Midwest of the United States. The article is divided into two alternating sections: the ones in plain text…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Qualitative Research, Researchers, Photography