Teaching Respect and Manners – How Do They Do It In Japan?

well-behaved students singing their school song this is what we expect from the Japanese then is it truly representative of life in a Tokyo school and is there anything we can learn from Japan about how to promote a culture of respect in our schools much however remains as it's been for over 50 years children from the age of six when they start school make their own way in groups with other children unaccompanied by parents signs along the roadside indicate that this is a route used by school children Kodomo tachi ha known ng on Okada manga nation Okada moderated a connect toka and model dokey Moses the older children accompanying the young to and from school it's something we also did as children I think this is very good in terms of having contact with children of different ages it's important to learn how to communicate and interact with children who are both older and younger than themselves Kodomo tachi decade ago Connie kou Kotova I would really like to take him to school myself but his friends come to pick him up and the children go to school on their own I'm hoping that this will nurture a sense of Independence okay io they'll ask sugan Armida Hachi Elementary is in central Tokyo here as in schools across Japan children are greeted each morning by their head teacher I cause as your Olas everyone bowels in Japan it's not a sign of a particularly formal relationship between the head and the pupils hey hey hey when entering a school in Japan everyone removes their shoes and puts on slippers oh you don't know how they are then I could have this in a sauna day you know kyo home you know what I believe that all manners which are required for people to live together are founded on caring for and respecting each other in your study hit you you can karate mean only the people can't live on their own therefore we must learn how we can strive to improve our lives together as a group if one person acts selfishly this affects everyone else so we encourage the children to think about how we can live in harmony with other people this means being given duties and responsibilities you're going all throughout Japan children are in charge of the midday meal it's one of the ways schools encourage a sense of duty and responsibility for others they're organized into small work groups and perform their duties on a rotor basis that sugan are made i hacci elementary these eight and nine-year-olds are old hands they've been doing this since they started school you will know how Cordova although my daddy I hide the semester there in Japanese schools the pupils serve the meals it makes it feel more like a family affair when the children dish add the meal for everyone it makes it feel more United as a group and the children are considerate and don't discriminate about who gets more or less and divide the food equally so everyone can feel good about eating you mean alone as you're looking more to but every already only room in a car like their house and watch the Kalima and although there are times when it can be dangerous handling hot dishes and breaking glass on the hall the children seem to enjoy it very much when I ask the children which they prefer they say it is much more fun to have everyone dish out the mirror ah me now you could let them wear awards a look you want to go eat unless you do when you call democratizer they wait until everyone has been served before they start eating this has been the routine for over 50 years doesn't it the Japanese Ministry of Education is trying to achieve a difficult balancing act on the one hand it's now acknowledging the need to help pupils develop as individuals on the other hand it doesn't wish to lose the tradition of respect and sense of public duty that's been a feature of Japanese society for generations the school has a very important role in trying to develop kind of moral awareness of the students and the Ministry of Education gives a lot of responsibility towards schools in raising the next generation of young people so responsibility teachers is quite heavy did you talk about the other yeah one of the ways schools are being encouraged to deal with this is to put extra emphasis on what here is called moral education at sugan Armida hachi Elementary the head teacher has taken on the important role of teaching moral education himself down there no Gaza knee cuz I got there Huck temple done that and today's lessons about a boy who's been promised a new pair of trainers by his mother if he consistently scores full marks in his daily spelling tests of us all taught me nah man I ever met he gets one answer wrong but the teacher makes a mistake and gives him a score of a hundred percent the boys dilemma is whether he should own up or get the trainer's there that I threw up all thoughts got that up come on their eye to eye muscle omakase the aim of today's lesson is to try to learn to avoid lying and deceiving as these actions will ultimately not bring a brighter future it is important to acknowledge that under certain circumstances people often become deceitful I am pink Leilani Muir assesses Nikki Roxx in connected are a total demo gonig a gear online doughnut dough so Tina and elderly sono toki Nisa should the boy owner poor not the children use cards to indicate how strongly they feel about the two courses of action some feel he should come clean others aren't so sure hi-yah digicam elevator what else moral education is not something just happens in the classroom either there are activities outside the classroom especially children growing up in their urban areas like Tokyo there's a feeling that the children have become separated from nature and this has had a detrimental effect on the students character so a lot of schools in inner Tokyo will have activities where students will have a chance to interact with nature Kobayashi ergometer Alaska we grow things such as hot peppers tomatoes and aubergine and many others most of them appear it's four and five meter or gate that is too much I told cocoon Inga every year has a garden and we just saw some sweet potatoes those were from the second grace garden they planted the sets just before the summer and just happen to harvest them today they will now make a wreath out of sweet potato vines other years also have their own projects caring for nature extends to keeping school pets to most schools keep animals of some sort to help cultivate a respect for living things it's Omar in case you know out there so I'm not go there we have committees and within that we have the keeping committee which takes care of the rabbits within our committee we take responsibility to divide the duties and a lot days to care for the animals you'll be another your nose solovar dingo Coolangatta no ninky it's a very popular animal among children of all ages also the rapid is happy to eat the leftover vegetables from the school lunch it is hope the children learn to appreciate how precious life is by taking care of animals and plants so initial COO boots or solitary circuit the latter implant is to cherish a life therefore it has a link to fostering the spirit of consideration and sympathy don't miss it we hope for great results from this and that it will make the children into kind and caring people also at all not only live as Japan develops in the 21st century this desire to encourage kindness and a sense of community in the next generation is part of a ministry of education strategic vision it has sent booklets to all elementary and junior high schools for use in moral education lessons they're designed to help youngsters to care more about nature their families and their communities and for teachers responsibility for cultivating a greater sense of morality and citizenship in the young is strongly felt young gnorga Kodama cities every Japanese schools basic objective to harmonize the balance of the mind the heart and the body she looked at my automata among the head the heart and the body the heart is presently the most troubled area therefore the education of the heart is very important in schools miss Cara no luck or them carry the day

34 thoughts on “Teaching Respect and Manners – How Do They Do It In Japan?”

  1. India needs Japanese way of education and if we can achieve it India will be superpower in 21st century.
    Japan is 10-20years ahead of most of the India.

  2. Australia's education system is awful and the teacher's have no clue on how to teach respect, manners and life skills properly to students because they don't behave like this themselves, this is also one of the reasons why bullying is an epidemic.

  3. the truth with it comes to discipline japan has the most well mannered people in the world. unlike here in the philippines….

  4. It's the opposite in the US. They should learn respect and how to be friendly, the only thing they do is stupid meme jokes, children cursing and making fun of different people, even the teachers are bullies!! (Luckily I'm not in America) Japanese people also respect weeaboos and they don't even call them "fucking weeb"

  5. I want to go to this school, but i don't want to ruin it 🙁 America we should copy this!!! Thanks Japan!!

  6. I am from India but my school was similar to this in teaching manners but had lot of partiality but yes I thank them for teaching us manners.

  7. Que buenos maestros 👍😍👌ojala el resto del mundo aprendieran de Japón un excelente ejemplo poreso ellos son muy educados y como tienen su país de limpio pues desde pequeños se les enseña a respetar a nuestro planeta 🌏

  8. Although it's not common where I live in America, I've heard stories of students bringing weapons to school just because they're mad. Then when they're suspended or expelled they get mad about how, "America is a free country!" and, " You can't tell me what to do! Your not my parent! " If they only understood the concepts of #1 respect, and #2 truth, and #3 compassion for other people, the world in general would be so much better off… It's so sad how many students, teens, and even adults think the world revolves around them and what they want.

  9. Remarkable! The video does not make reference to the fact that Japanese children respect their parents and other elderly at home as well. Teaching respect and discipline starts at home. In the US, a legion of fags titled psychologists would be supporting incompetent pseudo-parents and their PTSD-entitled brats. Can you imagine? Having the children "working" at the school canteen?

  10. It reminds me of a tweet once went viral a couple of years ago: nation of manners overdose. It describes how discipline and organized good manners have internalized so deeply in every Japanese.

  11. Rabbits in nature take care of itself. I am against pets. Children need a gobal nature taking care of clean air and clean water. Less landfills.

  12. Japanese children before they go to schools are wild but when they go to schools they change very soon and become very polite, and honest. There are exceptions like bullying in schools.

  13. This is very reminiscent of the Waldorf School System which is gaining popularity in the U.S.
    The children help clean their own classrooms, collect for their compost pile, grow a garden, etc.
    No junk food or clothing with ads, etc. are allowed, and natural fabrics are encouraged. It is a very holistic environment.
    Even their crayons are from bees wax. All in all a very nurturing experience.

  14. I worked in a Japanese company in Philippines, with almost Japanese like discipline, I think I carried some of it in personal life even after I left the company.

  15. We need a shift focus away from individual rights towards social responsibilities and values.
    The west believes it’s creating a better society through individualism infact it’s creating a generation of narsisitic , self entitled, selfish and destructive people

  16. Lastly, I have noted that the curriculum is well -laid down. It produces learner whom we regard as a whole person who can fit in a community when he/she is self-reliant. Learners are not simply taught for the sake of passing examinations.

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