ERIC Number: EJ724680
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 21
A Case Study of One Japanese Heritage Language Program in Arizona
Siegel, Satoko Yaeo
Bilingual Research Journal, v28 n1 p123-134 Spr 2004
This paper has two purposes. The first purpose is to develop a better understanding of the process of starting an after-school program for Japanese heritage language learners. The second purpose is to develop a better understanding of parents' expectations of their children's heritage language education. Interviews with two Japanese mothers whose children attend a Japanese after-school program revealed factors similar to those that Shibata's study (2000) found are essential when opening Japanese heritage schools: (a) leadership, (b) parental and community support, (c) teaching methodology and materials, and (d) motivation. In addition, this study revealed two more factors essential for opening after-school classrooms: social networks and policies.
Descriptors: Social Networks, Community Support, After School Programs, Heritage Education, Japanese, Mothers, Parent Participation, Learning Motivation, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Instructional Materials
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona