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Author Tobin, Joseph Jay.

Title Preschool in three cultures revisited : China, Japan, and the United States / Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh, and Mayumi Karasawa.

Imprint Chicago ; London : The University Of Chicago Press, 2011


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    372.21095 TOB    DUE 12-01-20
Edition Paperback ed.
Description xiii, 265 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-258) and index.
Contents Introduction -- China -- Japan -- United States -- Looking across time and cultures.
Summary "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. 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."--Publisher's description.
Subject Nursery schools -- Japan -- Case studies.
Nursery schools -- China -- Case studies.
Nursery schools -- United States -- Case studies.
Educational anthropology.
Education, Preschool.
Added Author Hsueh, Yeh.
Karasawa, Mayumi.
ISBN 0226805042 (paper)
9780226805047 (paper)
0226805034 (cloth)
9780226805030 (cloth)

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