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January 19, 2005

We Don't Need No (English) Education

With recent moves to introduce English to the elementary school curriculum, many have assumed that such a change is inevitable. But there are educators who disagree with such a move, or at least with the way in which they see it being implemented. The Daily Yomiuri reported yesterday on a recent symposium dominated by criticism of the education ministry's current perceived direction. Organized by Keio University, the event had the clearcut title of "Primary Schools Don't Need to Teach English" and drew an audience of about 650 people.
Taking a stand over compulsory English (link will expire)

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