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IV Organization and Implementation of Curriculum
gEducational objectivesh are concepts of gwhat kind of human beings are to be nurtured.h In order to achieve such objectives, educational contents must be determined. The educational contents of gwhat to teach learnersh are gcurriculumsh that have a close relationship with teaching methods (how to teach).
The curricula of schools in Japan consist of two areas: gsubjectsh and gnon-subjects.h
For example, in elementary schools, according to the Courses of Study revised in 2008, there are nine subjects: gJapanese language,h gsocial studies,h garithmetic,h gscience,h glifestyles,h gmusic,h gdrawing and handcrafts,h ghome economicsh and gphysical education.h In gnon-subjects,h there are gmoral precepts,h gforeign language activities,h gperiods of integrated study,h and gspecial activities.h

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