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July 23, 2003

No Rest For the Wicked

No more long summer vacations for teachers in Osaka. The prefectural board of education has ensured that there are plenty of seminars to attend during the summer break, with the aim of improving their general knowledge and professional skills. The program continues up to August 29, and includes a course at Ritsumeikan University to help teachers achieve a TOEFL score of 550. Following the switch to a five-day week, teachers - in theory at least - no longer have to work on Saturdays and thus attitudes to their long summer holidays have become more strict. Last summer the Education, Science and Technology Ministry issued a warning to teachers not to pretend to be working or studying at home.

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