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Stephen Downes

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I'm not sure what counts as 'rare' any more in the worlkd of digital media, because now one copy can be replicated a billion times. Still, it is unusual to see a resource like this, a collection of textbooks from the mid-1800s to the 1940s from the archive of Japan's National Institute for Educational Policy Research. The article recommends using your browser translate function to read them - Firefox doesn't yet support Japanese but Chrome does. That makes it possible to read about, say, the book Essential for elementary school teachers (22 page PDF). I haven't been able to translate the scanned Japanese text in PDF yet, though it shouldn't be long in coming.

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