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Aresponse to two articles

Thefirstarticlefocuseson thefoundationsof acceptablebehaviorin learninginstitutionsespeciallyforjuniorlearnersin Japanese schools.Thearticleelicitsvariouspointsof concerntheget a depiction as themostimportantin forgingthebehaviorof children.Peersare pivotalin shapingeh behaviorof children.Positiveinfluenceis importantforchildrenat their tenderages.TheJapanese teachersemploycooperationandan interactive processof settinggoalswith thechildren.Theapproachrestrictsthem from deviatingfrom thedefinedpath.In Japanese schools,motivationandthecultivationof a positiveattitudeare primarydeterminants of howchildrenbehavein school(Lewis 125).

Accordingto thearticlean enforcedcompliancewith thesetruleas importantas lettingchildrenunderstandwhytheyshould upholdacertaincodeof conduct.In extremecase,theauthorsrecommendan insighton theunderlying issuesin thebehaviorof a childliefamilybackgroundandattachment(Lewis130).

Thesecondarticlelaysemphasison theexemplaryperformanceof childrenfrom thesoutheastern Asia. Accordingto thearticle,theAmerican educationsystemdoesnot fullysupportchildrenin their academics. From theauthors’discussion,severalfactorsthat seemto be thestrengthbehind successfulchildrenin theeasternpartof Asia emerge.Firstsocialization getsidentifiedas an importantinputin academicsuccessandnot necessarilythequalityof theschool(Caplan, Marcella, andWhitmore 40).

Thefamilyis alsoa criticalunitin determininghowchildrenperformin school.Parentalsupportandencouragementgivechildrenthe motivation,andthisleadsto theachievementof bettergradesin school.Thearticlejuxtaposesa typicalAmerican familywith an Asian family.TheAsian familiesdedicatemoretimeto its children.Theformerlaysa lotof importanceto theabilityas opposedto theimportanceof puttingmoreeffortin academics (Caplan, Marcella, andWhitmore 40).

Fromthetwo articles,wecan contemplateon thefollowingquestions

a)Arethere otherimportantstakeholders in theformationof a childbehaviorin schoolotherthan teachersandpeers?

b)Whatare theaspectsof theAmerican educationsystemthat can be changedto reflecta moreinteractive environmentlike theone exhibitedin South East Asia?

References

Caplan,Nathan, Marcella H. Choy, and John K. Whitmore. &quotIndochineserefugee families and academic achievement.&quot ScientificAmerican266.2 (1992): 36-42. Print.

Lewis,Catherine C. Educatinghearts and minds: Reflections on Japanese preschool and elementaryeducation.New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995.Print.