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Japanese lessons : a year in a Japanese school through the eyes of an American anthropologist and her children

Author: Gail Benjamin
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1997.
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In Japanese Lessons Gail R. Benjamin recounts her experiences as an American parent with two children in a Japanese elementary school. An anthropologist, Benjamin successfully weds the roles of observer and parent, illuminating the strengths of the Japanese system and suggesting ways in which Americans might learn from it.
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Named Person: Gail Benjamin; Gail Benjamin; Gail Benjamin; Gail Benjamin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gail Benjamin
ISBN: 0814712916 9780814712917
OCLC Number: 35593458
Description: x, 262 p. ; 22 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Gail R. Benjamin.
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