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Preliminary Report: Basic Research on Academic Performance-International Survey of Six Cities (2007)-

Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Helsinki, London, Washington, D.C.  

How do elementary school students in each of these cities learn in school and at home?

In 2006, the Benesse Educational Research & Development Center conducted a survey of attitudes toward study and actual learning among fifth year elementary school students in Japan (4th Basic Research on Academic Performance - National Survey). Following the completion of this survey, the team went on to conduct an almost identical survey in five cities overseas, namely Seoul, Beijing, Helsinki, London and Washington, D.C.
How do elementary school students in each of these cities study at school and at home? How does the picture differ from how students in Tokyo learn?
The data from this study provides insight for looking into learning among children.


  • Preface and Overview of Study
  • Characteristics Found in Data from Each City
  1. Favorite Subjects
  2. Study Outside of School
  3. Grades, Academic Ability and Societal Awareness
  4. Level to which Intend to Continue Studies
  5. Relationship with Family
  6. Media Usage

 

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