Child-Rearing in Japan and the U.S. Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Child-Rearing in Japan and the U.S.
A comparison of the philosophies and practices in education, including roles of the teachers and parents, permissiveness, discipline, group vs. individual goals, tantrums and public vs. private behavior.
# 21384 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2003 in Psychology (Child and Adolescent) , Education (General)

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"In recent years, Japan has become a world economic leader, edging out the United States in numerous fields. Many people in the United States believe this has occurred because of the Japanese ideals of obedience and determination toward working for a chosen goal. Since this ethic is instilled in the Japanese at an early age, this research will focus on Japanese methods of child-rearing, especially those connected with disciplinary techniques, in order to determine whether they are superior to accepted methods used in the United States and what effect they have on Japanese children. "

In a study released by the U.S. Department of Education in 1986, it was reported that students whose parents inculcate values commonly described as the "Protestant work ethic" are

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