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Number of Junior High School Textbook Pages to Rise 7.6 Pct

Number of Junior High School Textbook Pages to Rise 7.6 Pct

   Tokyo, March 24 (Jiji Press)--The average number of pages for a batch of textbooks approved to be used by junior high school students starting in fiscal 2021 rose 7.6 pct from that for current textbooks, the Japanese education ministry said Tuesday.
   The ministry has completed its first screening of new textbooks under the new teaching guidelines, planned to be fully implemented from April 2021, approving 106 textbooks in 10 subjects.
   The total number of textbook pages exceeded 11,000 in A5 format at the time of applications. The average number of pages for existing textbooks was the largest in the 1989-2019 Heisei era.
   The new teaching guidelines place importance on active learning methods, in which students learn proactively through debates and other learning activities, in order to nurture their intellectual ability to find and resolve problems themselves.
   For this purpose, many of the new textbooks present learning challenges at the outset of chapters and subchapters, and encourage students to have debates in groups after the end of chapters and subchapters to deepen understanding of what they learned.

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