Unformatted text preview: about students could be done through parent teacher meetings. Often times, these meetings are teacher led and the parents confess their child’s inadequacies. By giving the teacher such information, it allows them to fix a student’s lack of motivation or behavioral problem. Teacher also use peer control to discipline students. Through this method, the teachers are hoping that peer pressure would be enough to straighten up a student. Overall, the teachers and school administrators in Japan are more involved in a student’s life. They would often call home or ask about a student if they’re behaving differently or not attending school. I found this topic very interesting because it is so different from our own culture. In America, teacher-student relationships are more impersonal, the teacher simply teaches the subject and the student does the work assigned. However, in Japan teachers play a much bigger role in shaping students’ lives....
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