An Analysis of Japan's Education System: Lessons American can Learn By many accounts, the efficacy of America's education system has been in decline for many decades. Standardized test scores have dropped precipitously since the early 1960s, discipline and student motivation are at all time lows, and private sector business leaders complain that America's educational system does not adequately prepare graduates for the workplace (Visser, Daniels & Cole, 2001, p. 80). The country of Japan is not without its problems either. Critics of the system point out, more exactly, the decades of social discontent with a system that places extraordinary stress on students for achievement in narrowly prescribed ways, most notably standardized...The end:
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