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October 29, 2004

An American's Impression of Japanese Education

A local U.S. newspaper ran an article on one person's impressions of a recent visit to Japan by American teachers paid for by the Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship. The school principal found many things about the Japanese education system that surprised him, and some that he would like to introduce at his own school. In particular, he was impressed by "the manner in which Japanese young people conduct themselves, their politeness and seriousness about studies." He was also surprised to see that Japanese teachers still use the "chalk and talk" style of teaching, standing on a lectern at the front of the class, a style considered outdated in the U.S.
High school life tougher for test-stressed Japanese

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