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ERIC Number: ED409726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Employment in Contemporary Japan.
Dillon, Ken; And Others
This paper presents guidelines and suggestions for non-Japanese English-as-a-Second-Language teachers seeking employment in Japan. The first section outlines the educational qualifications needed to teach in language schools, secondary schools, and higher education institutions, and notes common employment patterns and the timing required to make job applications. The second section looks at information important to include in the resume (personal, education and credentials, experience, publications and presentations, specialization and interests, professional association membership), the contents of the cover letter, the way interviews are conducted, and the importance of professional connections. The final section examines cultural factors, beginning with the structure of the Japanese educational system and including culture-based communication patterns, the concept of harmony, village culture, conflict resolution and change, and moral and social values affecting intercultural relationships. Contains 11 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan