Preschool in Three Cultures Collection

Preschool in Three Cultures Collection
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The Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited - China, Japan and the United States
The videos, which were shot in 2004, are of Komatsudani Hoikuen (Daycare Center) in Kyoto, Japan; Daguan Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Kunming, China; St. Timothy's Child Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Madoka…
The Original The Preschool in Three Cultures
The Preschool in Three Cultures features typical days at Komatsudani Hoikuen in Kyoto, Japan; Dong Feng (Daguan) Youeryuan in Kunming, China; and St. Timothy's Child Center in Honolulu, U.S. This…

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The Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited - China, Japan and the United States
The videos, which were shot in 2004, are of Komatsudani Hoikuen (Daycare Center) in Kyoto, Japan; Daguan Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Kunming, China; St. Timothy's Child Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Madoka Yochien (Kindergarten) in Tokyo, Japan; Sinanlu Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Shanghai, China; and Alhambra Preschool in Phoenix, Arizona. The first three…
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Grading the Teachers - An Exploration into Teacher Evaluation
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Part of the Series: MEF Debt & Consumerism Collection
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