Toys and games in Japonese infant education: curriculum proposal for the 1990s

Japanese educational politics in the nineties, influenced by globalization and internationalization, are restructuring the official pre-schools. Designed for children of 3 to 5 years, the official pre-schools define a pedagogical proposal about play, as a way to conduct the child to know his environment, to make himself sociable and creative. Due to the predominance of schools in the field of child education and weak government participation, private play represents a small role in pre-school education.


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