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Terasawa, Takunori – Current Issues in Language Planning, 2019
This paper conducts a theoretical examination of an evidence-based approach (EBA) to research on language policy and language-in-education policy (LPLEP), as well as a methodological examination of the feasibility of evidence-based LPLEP research based on actual studies. Theoretical scrutiny, based on EBA's core concepts--evidence hierarchy,…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Validity
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Fukuta, Junya; Tamura, Yu; Kawaguchi, Yusaku – Language Awareness, 2019
Recent studies have shown that languaging contributes to second language skill development. Feedback is often used in combination with languaging as a prompt of verbalization during writing revision, and this combination has shown the effect of increasing the quality of writing. The present study tested whether and how indirect feedback helps…
Descriptors: Written Language, Feedback (Response), Revision (Written Composition), Writing Instruction
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Rasmussen, Klaus; Isoda, Masami – Research in Mathematics Education, 2019
This paper deals with the nature of teaching mathematical thinking and presents a case study of a single Japanese lesson where the characteristics of mathematical thinking and the teaching thereof are identified in relation to multiplication. The raison d'être for this teaching is questioned and investigated by looking at how multiplication is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Elementary School Students
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Yoshikawa, Koichi; deLeyer-Tiarks, Johanna; Kehle, Thomas J.; Bray, Melissa A. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
In the past few decades, as Japan has navigated a rapidly shifting social landscape that has altered the underpinnings of Japanese society, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) has attempted to adapt by undertaking multiple revisions and reforms to the national education law with important implications for the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Legislation
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Nuttall, Lee – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This report discusses why Japan continues to struggle with and appears on the surface to be reluctant to embrace the English language as a medium to conduct business and indeed tourism as opposed to their South East Asian neighbours. The topics covered were the historical context of Japan's isolationist policy, Japan's educational system, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Milliner, Brett – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
This study traced the development of beginner-level (CEFR A1 and A2) Japanese university English learners' listening and reading skills (N=58). Improvements in listening and reading performance were compared among three groups of low proficiency EFL students: (1) learners who simultaneously read while listening to over 100,000 words from graded…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Listening Skills, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Shimono, Torrin R. – Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 2019
The effects of repeated oral reading and timed reading on L2 oral reading fluency were examined among Japanese university students (N = 50) over 12 weeks. Three quasi-experimental groups were used in the study. Group 1 practiced two types of reading: Repeated oral reading with chunking practice and timed reading. Group 2 did timed reading only.…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Reading Rate, Reading Fluency, Phrase Structure
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Delany, Danielle E.; Cheung, Rebecca R. M.; Takahashi, Yusuke; Cheung, Cecilia S. – Creativity Research Journal, 2019
Our research examined whether adolescents in the United States, China, and Japan differed in their conceptions of a creative person. Participants were American (n = 321), Chinese (n = 235), and Japanese (n = 393) adolescents in 7th and 8th grades who completed surveys at 3 time points. Using an open-ended questionnaire, adolescents were asked to…
Descriptors: Creativity, Grade 7, Grade 8, Cross Cultural Studies
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Taira, Kazufumi – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2019
This research examines some modes of Japanization through education in Okinawa where Japanese influences on education have permeated after Japan's annexation. I investigate how a book excerpt entitled "Mizu no Tozai," included in high school textbooks in Okinawa, constructs Japanese identity. "Mizu no Tozai" functions as…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Textbooks, Foreign Countries, High School Students
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Otani, Midori – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
Parental involvement is essential for children's education. Several studies have examined relationships between parental involvement and parents' socioeconomic status. However, less attention has been placed on school influences on parental involvement, even though schools play an important role in children's education and can affect the parents…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Parent Participation, Correlation, Socioeconomic Status
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Strong, Brian; Boers, Frank – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2019
An analysis of 44 commercially available English as a foreign language (EFL) textbooks found that it is common for textbooks to present learners with exercises on phrasal verbs without first providing relevant input to help them. In these cases, learners are likely to resort to trial and error and are then expected to learn from feedback. The…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Pretests Posttests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Miyakawa, Takeshi; Winsløw, Carl – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2019
Japanese lesson study was introduced to the West in the late 1990s. Certain widely disseminated publications and classroom videos, and also reports on international surveys of students achievement, led many to consider that Japanese mathematics teaching is highly creative and effective, with lesson study as a main explanatory factor. As a result,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement
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Spence, Lucy K.; Kite, Yuriko – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2018
Focusing on writing instruction within an era of international curricular reform, this study analysed classroom observations, educator interviews, and documents related to Japanese elementary writing instruction. A deductive approach using discourses of writing framework and an inductive approach to Japanese cultural practices uncovered beliefs…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Creativity, Writing Skills
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Takayama, Keita – Comparative Education, 2018
The Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES) was founded in 1965 with its flagship Japanese-language journal "Hikakukyoikukenkyu" ("Comparative Education Research") first published in 1975. The organisation currently has around 1000 members, making it the second largest comparative education society in the world. Though JCES…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, English, Educational Research, Foreign Countries
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Burri, Michael – TESOL Journal, 2018
With the prospect of economic growth, governments in many parts of the world where English is spoken as an additional language have pushed for educational reforms and introduced English at the primary school level. However, the implementation of such reforms along with a general lack of training opportunities available to primary school teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Nationals, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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