Article describing how Japanese pre-schools teach children independence
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Read the article about Japanese children for gist to answer the following questions:
- How do the procedures mentioned in the article differ from your experience?
- What are the benefits to learning independence from a young age?
- Are there any drawbacks to this system or obstacles to applying it elsewhere?