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ERIC Number: EJ776355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1598-1037
The Impact of Foreign Instructors on Lesson Content and Student Learning in Japanese Junior and Senior High Schools
Meerman, Arthur D.
Asia Pacific Education Review, v4 n1 p97-107 2003
This study compared the perspectives of foreign and Japanese instructors regarding the impact of the former on lesson content and student learning. Participants consisted of 208 Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) and 96 Japanese Language Teachers (JLT) working together through the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. Path models constructed to illustrate causal relationships among eleven selected variables revealed three findings: (a) Both groups observe a close interdependency between ALT motivation and student learning; (b) ALTs stress the educational benefit of non-duty related interaction with both staff and students, while JLTs emphasize the integration of foreign instructors in school life; and (c) JLTs are more likely than ALTs to perceive a relationship between the nature of team-taught lesson content and student learning. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan