The Daily Yomiuri (2010,February 12) “Indian-style education gets an A; Emphasis on mental math, computers and English prove popular”
Writer: Kosuke Takizawa and Mai Fukuda
According this article, now, an Indian-style education, especially mental arithmetic, is focused in Japan. And many Japanese children are taking this style education at international schools. In this school, students learn subjects which are not taught in general public schools. At first, the target was Indians living in Japan, but nowadays, more than 20 percent of all students are Japanese. Principal Rajeswary Sambathrajan emphasizes that training children who can express their own opinions and moral education are very important. The big problem is that these schools are regarded as unauthorized school, and it is also said that it violates School Education Law by the organization in Tokyo. Many students in these school go to universities overseas after graduating because this opinion means that even if students graduate from these school, they are not regarded as taking compulsory education. And there is the result that students who take Indian- style education improve their Japanese and English skills. In India, a high level of education is introduced logical thinking and descriptive style n university entrance examination. In Japan, many Japanese parents have complaints to Japan’s compulsory education, so they send their children to Indian school.
After reading this article, I had the agreement and the disagreements. I am really interested in how to teach Indian-style to students. Even if the subjects which are taught in these schools are very difficult, there is a student who have funs to learn such difficult subjects. If all teachers get the abilities to teach difficult subjects in the way which is used in Indian school, students’ knowledge rise absolutely. But many Japanese parents are only thinking to make their children get knowledge and be intelligent. Only studying is not good for children. If children only know the knowledge from textbook, they will not be a good person. Everyone have to learn moral sense, common sense, and knowledge which are more important than difficult subjects. Also if the idea that learning difficult subjects are better progress more than present, eventually, enrolling high states universities will be goal for students. I want to students to have the aim and the dream, and I want to them to do everything what they want.