Visit ELTBOOKS - all Western ELT Books with 20% discount (Japan only)

February 18, 2003

Strange School Rules

In an aside to a recent survey on Japanese education, the Japan Information Network included the following strange school rules reported by pollees: at one elementary school, students are required to do everything in pairs; at a coeducational middle school, the boys and girls are not allowed to speak with each other; a 35-year-old mother notes that her old high school did not allow the students to talk to students from another school; another parent recalls that when she attended a girls high school, students were only allowed to use 30 centimeters of toilet paper per trip to the bathroom.

Share this:  

« Previous | Main | Next »

Recent Headlines


Hedbanz / Charades
Helene J Uchida
Think Read Write
David Lisgo


Useful Links


  • ALTEThe Association of Language Testers in Europe
  • British CouncilInformation, resources, and links to other sites
  • Cambridge English Language AssessmentInformation on examination and qualifications for teachers and students
  • IALICInternational Association for Languages and Intercultural Communication
  • IALLTInternational Association for Language Learning Technology
  • IATEFL"Linking, developing and supporting" ELT professionals worldwide
  • TESOL IncPublishing, connecting, events and career development for teachers




World Today