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The Internalization of Values: Adopting Cooperation (Sunao) in Japanese Preschools.

  title={The Internalization of Values: Adopting Cooperation (Sunao) in Japanese Preschools.},
  author={S. I. Taylor},
Japanese children are socialized to internalize parental, group, and institutional norms. Japanese adults believe "good" children to be sunao (cooperative). Sunao is difficult to translate into English, but can be thought of as being gentle and spirited. This paper presents a study that examined and described feelings and thoughts of Japanese children, their parents, and their teachers about sunao in a school setting. The kindergarten selected for this study was located in Kawasaki city, 'a… Expand


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