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Nishida, Yukiyo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2019
This study examines how origami has been implemented, practised, and developed in the early childhood education of Japan over the past 140¬†years. Historically speaking, paper-folding has been part of Japanese symbolic art, craft culture, and religious ceremonial artefacts since paper and paper-folding techniques were first imported from China…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Educational Philosophy, Handicrafts, Asian Culture
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Nishida, Yukiyo – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2015
This is a study of the contribution of Christian missionaries to kindergarten education in the Empire of Japan. The study concerns an American Missionary woman, Annie L. Howe (1852-1943) and her kindergarten in Kobe, Japan. Annie L. Howe had a great impact on the history of early childhood education and is still remembered as the "Mother of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Christianity, Kindergarten, Educational History