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Contested Childhood

Author : Susan D. Holloway
ISBN : 9781136688096
Genre : Education
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In Contested Childhood, Holloway, an educational and developmental psychologist, examines the Japanese preschool and identifies the cultural models that guide Japanese child-rearing as being contentious and fragmented. She looks at the societal, religious and economic factors that shape various preschool programs and shows how culture influences child-rearing beliefs and practices.

Knowing Bodies Moving Minds

Author : Liora Bresler
ISBN : 9781402020230
Genre : Education
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This book aims to define new theoretical, practical, and methodological directions in educational research centered on the role of the body in teaching and learning. Based on our phenomenological experience of the world, it draws on perspectives from arts-education and aesthetics, as well as curriculum theory, cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology. These are arenas with a rich untapped cache of experience and inquiry that can be applied to the notions of schooling, teaching and learning. The book provides examples of state-of-the-art, empirical research on the body in a variety of educational settings. Diverse art forms, curricular settings, educational levels, and cultural traditions are selected to demonstrate the complexity and richness of embodied knowledge as they are manifested through institutional structures, disciplines, and specific practices.

Studying Teachers In Early Childhood Settings

Author : Bernard Spodek
ISBN : 9781607527039
Genre : Education
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The chapters in this volume reflect the impact that teachers have on their students when "they stand in front of the classroom" and the effect their performance have on children such as teachers gender, preparation, certification, knowledge, beliefs, cognitive style, creativity, accountability, and other actions on the part of the teachers. They describe research related to the preparation and certification or credentialing of early childhood practitioners, the issues regarding the nature of early childhood practice, and the needs of the field as it prepares for the future.

Parenting Beliefs As Predictors Of Maternal Involvement In Children S Early Education

Author : Sari Ann Leivent
ISBN : UCAL:C3507651
Genre : Early childhood education
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Japanese Children S Reasoning About Conflict With Parents

Author : Hiroyuki Yamada
ISBN : UCAL:C3491543
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The Journal Of Japanese Studies

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ISBN : UOM:39015063380524
Genre : Japan
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Women And Family In Contemporary Japan

Author : Susan D. Holloway
ISBN : 9781139485890
Genre : Psychology
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Japanese women, singled out for their commitment to the role of housewife and mother, are now postponing marriage and bearing fewer children. Japan has become one of the least fertile and fastest aging countries in the world. Why are so many Japanese women opting out of family life? To answer this question, the author draws on in-depth interviews and extensive survey data to examine Japanese mothers' perspectives and experiences of marriage, parenting, and family life. The goal is to understand how, as introspective, self-aware individuals, these women interpret and respond to the barriers and opportunities afforded within the structural and ideological contexts of contemporary Japan. The findings suggest a need for changes in the structure of the workplace and the education system to provide women with the opportunity to find a fulfilling balance of work and family life.

Japan Quarterly

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ISBN : UOM:39015072495206
Genre : Japan
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Unequal Beginnings

Author : Yoko Yamamoto
ISBN : UCAL:C3511175
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Parental involvement in their young children's education can positively influence the course and caliber of that education. Explaining the reasons why parents from higher socioeconomic status are, in general, more involved in their children's education than parents from lower socioeconomic status remains a challenge for studies of educational inequality. Depending on their disciplinary orientations, scholars have offered different theories informing the mechanisms connecting parental involvement and socioeconomic status. Thus far, little effort has been extended to examine parents' own developmental experiences that may affect their class-related beliefs and actions, especially in relation to a nation's educational and cultural contexts. The present study describes middle-class and working-class mothers' actions and beliefs concerning their children's education at the transition from preschool to elementary school in Japan. The participants consisted of 16 Japanese mothers with young children from various socioeconomic backgrounds. In-depth interviews conducted over a three-year period were qualitatively analyzed. While all mothers acknowledged the importance of supporting their children's work in school, mothers with higher education were more likely to provide continuous support using various educational strategies during their children's preschool and early elementary years than less educated mothers. Views about their roles as parents and educational expectations, especially for their daughters, also differed significantly between middle-class and working-class mothers. My analysis also demonstrates the importance of an individual mother's self-efficacy beliefs concerning her children's education, which is formed through her own childhood and educational experiences. Socioeconomic differences in mothers' beliefs and attitudes toward their children's schooling are reproduced through women's own experiences rather than being challenged. Findings of this study highlight the importance of examining parents' developmental experiences in addition to their current class status in order to understand the mechanisms of class reproduction and educational inequalities.

Learning In Culture And Context Approaching The Complexities Of Achievement Motivation In Student Learning

Author : Janine Bempechat
ISBN : 0787963240
Genre : Education
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This volume describes and critically examines the state of the art in research on achievement motivation in ethnically and culturally diverse groups. The authors address three visible shortcomings in the current literature the problems inherent in decontextualized research, the need to consider culture authentically, and the need to recognize differences within groups. This volume considers the greater insights that come from research that is contextualized, emphasizes individual meaning making, and embraces methods of inquiry that allow for a deep conceptual understanding of the rich and varied ways in which achievement and motivation develop both between and within cultures and contexts of learning. This is the 96th issue of the Jossey-Bass series New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development.

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