During this e-book the authors systematically deal with the most typical stereotypes or myths approximately eastern schooling which are at present being circulated within the well known press, instructing magazines and academic learn journals. The authors exhibit how arguments approximately Japan are used to extra political ends in the American academic debate. a number of the myths that the publication debunks are Japan's excessive adolescent suicide price. LeTendre and Zeng express that adolescent suicide between men is now two times as excessive within the U.S. as in Japan. Tsuchida and Lewis tackle the parable of eastern school rooms as crowded locations based on rote-learning--providing targeted proof as to why eastern scholars may well certainly have an "edge" in math. McConnell makes use of Japan's hugely winning overseas language software to deconstruct photos of "Japan Inc."--showing the hugely fractious and sour political debates that happen in Japan. Yang presents facts on ameliorations in jap and American academics' paintings roles--showing that changes within the academic platforms are usually not easily because of "cultural" modifications, yet have a foundation in academic coverage and college association. Shimizu deals an alternate view of feat motivation between eastern scholars in line with in-depth interviews with jap youngsters.

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