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Educating Andy : the experiences of a foreign family in the Japanese elementary school system

Author: Anne Conduit; Andy Conduit
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Both insightful and humorous, this insider's view of the Japanese school system from the perspective a blond, blue-eyed, twelve-year-old paints a revealing portrait of the Japanese character.

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Named Person: Andy Conduit; Anne Conduit; Andy Conduit; Anne Conduit
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Conduit; Andy Conduit
ISBN: 4770019211 9784770019219
OCLC Number: 35304246
Description: 232 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Preface --
Prologue --
Introduction --
Ch. 1. First Encounters --
Easing into the System --
The Japanese Primary School --
Ch. 2. The Program --
The Curriculum --
Extracurricular Activities --
Ch. 3. Socialization --
The Individual --
Responsibility for Personal Health, Hygiene, and Appearance --
Perfection as the Ultimate Goal --
Attention to Detail --
Adherence to Formulaic Procedure --
Ch. 4. Socialization --
The Group --
Group Orientation --
Ability to Conform --
Respect for Seniority --
Sense of Duty and Obligation --
Awareness of Gender Roles --
Commitment to the Group --
Community Spirit --
Endurance in Difficult Situations --
Knowledge of Appropriate Communication Patterns --
Ch. 5. Dealing With Difference --
Physically Handicapped Children --
Among the Japanese Children --
Returnees and Children of One Japanese Parent --
Foreigners --
Bullying --
Ch. 6. Feedback --
Performance --
Behavior --
Discipline across Cultures --
Ch. 7. Reflections --
The Japanese Primary School Experience for Andy --
The Primary School Experience for Japanese Children --
Some Thoughts on the Future of Primary Education in Japan --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Endnotes --
Further Reading.
Responsibility: Anne and Andy Conduit.

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