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Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited: China, Japan, and the United States
by Joseph Tobin, Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa
University of Chicago Press, 2009
Paper: 978-0-226-80504-7 | Cloth: 978-0-226-80503-0 | eISBN: 978-0-226-80505-4
Library of Congress Classification LB1140.25.J3T63 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 372.210951

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Published twenty years ago, the original Preschool in Three Cultures was a landmark in the study of education: a profoundly enlightening exploration of the different ways preschoolers are taught in China, Japan, and the United States. Here, lead author Joseph Tobin—along with new collaborators Yeh Hsueh and Mayumi Karasawa—revisits his original research to discover how two decades of globalization and sweeping social transformation have affected the way these three cultures educate and care for their youngest pupils. Putting their subjects’ responses into historical perspective, Tobin, Hsueh, and Karasawa analyze the pressures put on schools to evolve and to stay the same, discuss how the teachers adapt to these demands, and examine the patterns and processes of continuity and change in each country.


Featuring nearly one hundred stills from the videotapes, Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited artfully and insightfully illustrates the surprising, illuminating, and at times entertaining experiences of four-year-olds—and their teachers—on both sides of the Pacific.


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