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Author Benjamin, Gail.

Title Japanese lessons : a year in a Japanese school through the eyes of an American anthropologist and her children / Gail R. Benjamin.

Imprint New York : NYU Press, 1997.


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Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
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Contents Getting started -- Why study Japanese education? -- Day-to-day routines -- Together at school, together in life -- A working vacation and special events -- The three R's, Japanese style -- The rest of the day -- Nagging, preaching, and discussions -- Enlisting mothers' efforts -- Education in Japanese society -- Themes and suggestions -- Sayonara.
Summary Gail R. Benjamin reaches beyond predictable images of authoritarian Japanese educators and automaton schoolchildren to show the advantages and disadvantages of a system remarkably different from the American one ... -- The New York Times Book Review. Americans regard the Japanese educational system and the lives of Japanese children with a mixture of awe and indignance. We respect a system that produces higher literacy rates and superior math skills, but we reject the excesses of a system that leaves children with little free time and few outlets for creativity and self-expression. In Japanese.
Note Print version record.
Subject Benjamin, Gail.
Benjamin, Gail. (OCoLC)fst00210949
Comparative education.
Elementary schools -- Japan -- Urawa-shi -- Sociological aspects.
American students -- Japan.
Students, Foreign -- Japan.
Education, Elementary -- Japan -- Urawa-shi.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
American students. (OCoLC)fst00807446
Comparative education. (OCoLC)fst00871331
Education, Elementary. (OCoLC)fst00902945
Elementary schools -- Sociological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00907992
Students, Foreign. (OCoLC)fst01136169
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Japan -- Urawa-shi. (OCoLC)fst01211403
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Benjamin, Gail R. Japanese Lessons : A Year in a Japanese School Through the Eyes of An American Anthropologist and Her Children. New York : NYU Press, ©1997 9780814712917
ISBN 9780814786123 (electronic bk.)
081478612X (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055805235
GBVCP 100865695X

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