Similar to the Japanese education system, there is importance given to the holistic learning and inclusivity. Both these nations have a separate system of education for the special needs children. The students are inculcated with important values of kindness and inclusivity. There is importance given to sporting activities and music. Japanese children are not as equipped with sports as the Australian children. They are given more opportunities to play outside. This is an advantage of the Australian education system. There are also some issues that need to be addressed in this system. The inherent limitations have caused impediment to the education system in the process.
In the Japanese curriculum, there is often induction of other languages. The languages taught in Australia are monolingual. By studying in only one language, the learning becomes limited. The students are from diverse backgrounds. There must be inclusion of foreign language in the mode of instruction. This would enable the student to gain more knowledge in the process.
The stark contrast is seen in the lunch process. Unlike Japan where the students play an active role in the meal preparation, in Australia, there are not many school cafeterias. The students are allowed to buy outside food. There is a generally lower awareness about the good food habits in the students. This is an additional benefit in the Japanese school system. The students need to develop good food habits and understand the implication of food choices. The areas of opportunity for the Japanese children are more in this case. This is a considerable positive direction that needs to be incorporated into all the school systems across the nations. This is an important factor that would enable in the holistic growth of all the nation’s students.