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during this booklet the authors systematically tackle the commonest stereotypes or myths approximately eastern schooling which are at present being circulated within the renowned press, instructing magazines and academic learn journals. The authors express how arguments approximately Japan are used to additional political ends in the American academic debate. a few of the myths that the booklet debunks are Japan's excessive adolescent suicide fee. LeTendre and Zeng convey 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 jap study rooms as crowded locations established on rote-learning--providing distinctive proof as to why jap scholars may well certainly have an "edge" in math. McConnell makes use of Japan's hugely winning international language application to deconstruct pictures of "Japan Inc."--showing the hugely fractious and sour political debates that ensue in Japan. Yang offers info on changes in eastern and American academics' paintings roles--showing that transformations within the academic platforms should not easily as a result of "cultural" adjustments, yet have a foundation in academic coverage and college association. Shimizu bargains an alternate view of feat motivation between eastern scholars in accordance with in-depth interviews with eastern teens.

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