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ERIC Number: ED339203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Student Attitudes to Non-Japanese Language Instructors in Japan.
Christensen, Torkil
Hokusei Junior College Bulletin, v24 p31-39 1987
A 1984 survey of 830 students at 3 private colleges in Sapporo, Japan investigated perceptions of non-Japanese language teachers as role models (persons who are not actively seeking to alter the behavior of those around them) and social change agents (persons who actively attempt to initiate or serve as a catalyst in community improvement). The results were then compared with those of a similar survey of students in three language schools. The survey instrument consisted of 7 demographic questions, 28 attitude questions, and 1 essay question. The essay question asked about the positive and negative aspects of studying with a non-Japanese language instructor. Overall, the responses indicate that the non-Japanese language instructor provides a challenging and interesting learning experience that is welcomed by the students. Results did not vary greatly from those of the language school survey. The survey questions, in both Japanese and English, are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Japan