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ERIC Number: ED452698
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 38
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Learner Autonomy: Learning from the Student's Voice.
Usuki, Miyuki
This paper provides a window into Japanese learners' thoughts about what it is necessary for teachers and learners to do in order to foster Japanese learner autonomy--and why Japanese learners would find this so difficult to do. There are numerous student journal and interview excerpts providing interesting insight to what Japanese learners think about what they should do, what they actually do, and why it is difficult for them to take the more active role that they agree they should. The paper begins by defining its terms--learner autonomy and learner development. It then goes on to discuss learners' political awareness, the issue of learner universality, and the influence of culture on learner autonomy. The study included 46 college students. It is concluded that it will be extremely difficult to make the needed behavior changes. (Contains 33 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan