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  •  I've heard it referred to as an assembly-line (3+ / 0-)
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    CarolinNJ, madcitysailor, gffish

    education--not just because the students and teachers are treated like widgets on an assembly line, but also because that's the kind of person this form of education aims to produce--assembly-line workers who can follow directions without question or complaint, work accurately, and put up with a great deal of repetition and tedium.
    I lived in Japan for many years and saw this kind of education in action. When I left Japan in the early 1990s, the Japanese were just beginning to talk about learning from and emulating the more creative American system in order to meet the demands of a post-industrial economy.
    It was just about that time education critics in the U.S. were going full-press on changing the system to be more like the stultifying Japanese/Chinese system.

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