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Olwell, Russ – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2011
Based on his own teaching experiences and findings, the author discusses the experience gap between U.S. and Japanese students' knowledge of World War II. He compares and contrasts how the subject of World War II is taught in the United States versus Japan. While it takes teacher effort to enrich the history experiences of U.S. students, the…
Descriptors: War, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Familiarity
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Van Reken, Ruth E.; Rushmore, Sally – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2009
Advances in science and technology, globalization of trade, international competition for markets, ethnic conflicts, and the limits of the planet's ecosystem have brought global issues and the people of the world to doorsteps and classrooms. With the increasing interaction among peoples of the world, skills in cross-cultural communication,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Scholarships, Global Education, Intercultural Programs
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Barnes, Michael – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 1999
Examining differences between education in the United States and in Japan means analyzing cultural dissimilarities. An overview of Japan's educational makeup, curriculum, and graduation rates provides background in comparing educational systems for future reforms. This paper examines Japanese school structures, government support, institutional…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement