cram school


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cram school

n.
A school, especially in Japan, with an accelerated curriculum that prepares students for university entrance examinations.
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In 1970 the PIC and FIS launched an initiative jump-starting innovative skills among the youth, a forerunner of the present Inventschool and Creativity Cram School flagship program by FIS-affiliate Manila Innovation Development Society Inc., headed by FIS Director Virgilio Malang.
Cram school students' conceptions of learning and learning science in Taiwan.
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Its website says 16,000 of its students have gained admission to IITs, more than any other cram school.
Abdullah, who runs a cram school and private English school, lived a happy life for 23 years in Kesennuma City (390 km north of Tokyo) until the March 11 quake and tsunami devastated the city.
Categorizing 10 activities (studying, attending cram school, watching TV, reading, playing sports, playing PC games, electronic chatting, singing Karaoke, volunteering, and attending the theater), the researcher found that more than 40% of participating students spent less than 2 hours studying every day, about 70% of students attended a cram school every day, and more than 60% of students spent at least 2 hours in the cram school.
Using a nationally representative sample in Taiwan, this study found that for after-school academic-related activities, on average, eleventh graders in Taiwan spent about 2 hours per day on homework, more than 4 hours per week on academic-enrichment programs provided by their schools, and less than 3 hours per week on private cram school programs.
The three other candidates were Shoji Murakami, 62, fielded by the Japanese Communist Party, Michiko Shibasaki, 54, a former prefectural assembly member, and Yasuhiro Kawamoto, 42, a cram school operator.
- Contains different courses such as "going to school," "going to the grocery store," "going to cram school" and "going to a local shopping street" to offer realistic experiences for user groups of different ages.
One out of every four pupils at public elementary schools in Japan attend cram school after class as of November 2007, the education ministry said in a survey released Friday.
After regular school ends, children attend cram school (Bushiban), learning English, computers, musical instruments, or the abacus (a kind of old-fashioned Chinese calculator with wooden beads).