Shogun's Ghost: The Dark Side of Japanese Education


Unruly classrooms, a general lack of discipline and study habits, truancy, and rampant cheating on exams--all of these are recognizable as symptoms of a decaying education system. Schoolland, who taught at the college level in Japan for five years, applies these symptoms to Japanese schools and shatters the myth of excellence surrounding that system of education. In this first person account, Schoolland reveals a side of Japanese education rarely seen in the West. Shogun's Ghost presents a new look at the education system with which the United States would supposedly have to contend in the race for economic supremacy.

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