Friday, 10th August 2012
In General Japan News,
US teacher praises Japanese students
A US teacher on a fellowship trip to Japan has praised the country's students for their healthy habits conducted in and around the classroom.
Allen Sylvester, from Delcastle High School was full of positive comments for the Japanese education system after returning from his visit, a report by Delawareonline.com revealed.
For instance, the teacher could not stress enough how impressed he was by Japanese students' routine of brushing their teeth after nutritious lunches.
He was quoted as saying: "The students eat a healthy diet of fish, vegetables and rice. A student detail clears and cleans the trays and the students all march off to brush afterward. That was impressive."
Mr Sylvester also noted the correlations between the Japanese and US education systems, although he argued American schools were more technologically advanced.
The teacher was one of ten lucky participants selected from more than 100 applicants to make the trip to the southern hemisphere nation between July 2nd and 9th.
Still, school volumes may be declining with the latest figures from Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry revealing just 13 per cent of the population is under the age of 15.
Posted by Graham McPherson