Learning to Go to School in Japan: The Transition from Home to Preschool Life

@inproceedings{Peak1987LearningTG,
  title={Learning to Go to School in Japan: The Transition from Home to Preschool Life},
  author={L. Peak},
  year={1987}
}
  • L. Peak
  • Published 1987
  • Psychology, Sociology
Japanese two-year-olds are indulged, dependent, and undisciplined toddlers, but by the age of six they have become obedient, self-reliant, and cooperative students. When Lois Peak traveled to Japan in search of the 'magical childrearing technique' behind this transformation, she discovered that the answer lies not in the family but in the preschool, where teachers gently train their pupils in proper group behavior. Using case studies drawn from two contrasting schools, Peak documents the… Expand
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