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A Study on the Education for International Understanding through "Teddy Bear Project"
This paper addresses the issue of the education for international understanding through a case of "Teddy. Bear Project" between Mitsujyou Elementary School in Japan and Elmhurst Elementary School in North Carolina in U.S.A. Children of each partner school exchanged a "Teddy Bear" and they wrote a diary from the bear's viewpoints. Our results based on children's descriptions in their dairies suggest that this project can promote education for international understanding, especially understanding of their own culture, understanding of their identities and their self esteem. The "Teddy Bear Project" was found to be very successful in to enhancing understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures.
Hiroshima journal of school education
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