Today I'd like to address some of the things that have been on a lot of our minds, when coping with the Covid-19 pandemic crisis. I have personally seen some of the effects on decision-making on a practical level, of the huge accommodations that schools have had to make to make schools a safe… Continue reading Impact of Covid-19 on education in Japan
School toilets beginning to get makeovers
Many schools like my children's are getting makeovers, due to construction of new wings, earthquake reinforcement work, and disaster prep work. NHK news today featured a school in Matsubushi, Saitama that has been renovating its toilets to be more barrier-free and to include more modern public conveniences like automated taps and diapering changing tables and… Continue reading School toilets beginning to get makeovers
EDU WATCH: OECD survey debunks widespread perception that Japanese and Asian kids lack creative problem-solving skills?
Sakura spring greetings to readers of our regular roundup on educational news focused on Japan! In this post, we bring you news of two new international school openings as well as other news focused on educational issues and the educational scene in Japan. It may be time to re-examine the oft-stated belief and widespread perception… Continue reading EDU WATCH: OECD survey debunks widespread perception that Japanese and Asian kids lack creative problem-solving skills?