Facts about Japanese education.

For many of us some facts about Japanese education seem to be very unusual. Let’s see what are the specific features of the Japanese education which differ from European and American education systems.

Some goal-seeking and industrious Japanese students may attend cram schools at night. The school year in Japan starts as the rule in April not in fall as we used to. In Japan children begin to attend school at the age of 6-year-old. A school year is divided in three semesters separated by vacations. In fact summer vacation is pretty short in Japan. Usually it lasts 40 days. As for the winter and spring vacations they last 10 days each. Classes start at 8. 30 a.m and end up at 3. 00 p.m.

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School segregation.

Usually segregation refers to racial inequality. Segregation in the US schools is believed to be more widespread today than it was some 50 years ago. Thus the number of African-American students in Michigan schools dominates over students of other races and nationalities. It means that each racial group has its distinct style of clothing, preferences in music, art and social activities. For some distinct reasons students in American schools prefer to stay separated. And of course it causes many serious problems.

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