Becoming Individuals Together: Socialisation in the Japanese Preschool

@article{Burke2008BecomingIT,
  title={Becoming Individuals Together: Socialisation in the Japanese Preschool},
  author={Rachael Burke},
  journal={Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={135-160}
}
  • Rachael Burke
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Sites: a journal of social anthropology and cultural studies
Early childhood educators and parents in New Zealand commonly express the hope that young children become independent, creative individuals. In contrast, Japanese preschools work towards a harmonious group of children whose views and behaviour are mirrored by their classmates. Dominated by lengthy periods of free play with little disciplinary action by teachers, classes as large a forty introduce children to 'life in the group' (shūdan seikatsu) and to essential Japanese social values. This… Expand
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