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ERIC Number: EJ815737
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0826-435X
Perspectives from Japanese Staff in Canadian ESL Schools regarding Japanese Students' Groupism
Kobayashi, Yoko
TESL Canada Journal, v23 n2 p40-53 Spr 2006
The present study, which stems from a critical approach to common perceptions about ESL learners in the TESOL community, examines the perspectives of Japanese-speaking staff in Canadian ESL institutions on their students' school performance. From September 2003 to April 2004, qualitative data were gathered from 11 staff members through mail survey, on-line communication and interviews. These voices were found to be instrumental for a contextual understanding of the tendency of Japanese students toward passivity and groupism, which is partly attributed to the interplay between students and the outside world. As an awareness-raising study, it provides a detailed description of the research process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada