The Original Translation of Dr. Suzuki's Classic Treatise on Talent Education
A case for early childhood education and the high potential of every human being, not just the seemingly gifted. Describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and principles of his Method. (121 pp, paperback)
Dr. Suzuki presents his insights and makes the case that all humans have high potential, not just the seemingly gifted. From this insight came the development of the Suzuki Method for early childhood education. This book describes the discovery of Suzuki's philosophy and the principles of his Method. Translated by Waltraud Suzuki, published 1983, 107 pp, paperback.
Which should I choose the original or revised translation?
The revised translation by Kyoko and Lili Selden adds a table of contents as well as a different viewpoint.
Compare the first paragraph for yourself:
Original translation (H2P):
All Japanese children speak Japanese
Oh why, Japanese children can all speak Japanese! The thought suddenly struck me with amazement. In fact, all children throughout the world speak their native tongues with the utmost fluency. Any and every Japanese child all speak Japanese without difficulty. Does that not show a startling talent? How, by what means, does this come about? I had to control an impulse to shout my joy over this discovery.
Revised translation (H2PN):
Children Throughout Japan Speak Japanese
Ohh! Children everywhere in Japan are speaking Japanese!I leaped up in astonishment. Each and every child speaks Japanese freely, and they do so without any difficulty whatsoever. Isn't this a marvelous ability? Why is this? How has this come to pass? I could barely suppress my impulse to run into the streets, shouting.
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