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20 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JAPANESE and WESTERN SCHOOLS

20 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN JAPANESE and WESTERN SCHOOLS   BY MICHAEL RICHEY   The majority of your time on JET will be spent at one or more schools. While differences in culture and daily life will likely be quirky and interesting, differences in the education system stand to shock you most of all. The more you know about these

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10 Ways to Foster a Reading Culture in Your School

10 Ways to Foster a Reading Culture in Your School By Cathy Whitehead     Earlier this spring, I had the privilege of talking with students, teachers, interventionists, librarians, and principals in three schools across the state as I set out to discover how we are promoting a culture of reading in Tennessee’s schools, especially

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Daily Life in Japanese High Schools

Daily Life in Japanese High Schools Marcia L. Johnson and Jeffrey R. Johnson     Understanding the Japanese people and culture requires understanding the factors that mold them. Particularly important are those components which influence them in their formative years. The Japanese education system is one of the most influential agents molding Japanese youth. Given

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Without A Reading Culture

Without a Reading Culture SouthEast Asia will stagnate Reading has become a cultural habit for people in developed countries, such as in Europe, North America, South Korea and Japan. It’s no coincidence that Japan leads the world in terms of innovation.   I used to ride the bus to school with a Finnish girl, and

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The 33 books every teacher should read

The 33 books every teacher should read — In the 18/25 December issue of TES, we asked leading figures in education to tell us the book they think every teacher should read. You can now read their choices below. 1. How Children Succeed: grit, curiosity and the hidden power of character by Paul Tough Chosen by Nicky Morgan,

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Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching?

Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching?   By MOTOKO RICH    Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching? By MOTOKO RICH        For decades, teaching was one of the few fields open to women, and they still dominate. AS Tommie Leaders, 22, approached college graduation last spring, his professors told him he would have

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