Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States

by Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, Mayumi Karasawa
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226805042

ISBN-13: 9780226805047

Pub. Date: 05/15/2011

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his

Overview

Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his original research to discover how two decades of globalization and sweeping social transformation have affected the way these three cultures educate and care for their youngest pupils. Putting their subjects’ responses into historical perspective, Tobin, Hsueh, and Karasawa analyze the pressures put on schools to evolve and to stay the same, discuss how the teachers adapt to these demands, and examine the patterns and processes of continuity and change in each country.

Featuring nearly one hundred stills from the videotapes, Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited artfully and insightfully illustrates the surprising, illuminating, and at times entertaining experiences of four-year-olds—and their teachers—on both sides of the Pacific.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226805047
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
312,377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface....................ix
1 Introduction....................1
2 China....................22
3 Japan....................95
4 United States....................157
5 Looking Across Time and Cultures....................224
References....................249
Index....................259

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