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Thompson, Gene; Woodman, Karen – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2019
This study explored the foreign language teaching efficacy beliefs of Japanese high school English teachers. The study provides a teacher efficacy scale designed for the Japanese context, which could also be used or adapted for similar contexts in the wider East Asian area. Data were drawn from an online survey of 141 participants. Exploratory…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, Language Teachers
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Meguro, Yoichi – Language Teaching Research, 2019
The present study investigates whether textual enhancement had any effects on grammar learning (tag questions) and reading comprehension, and whether the types of tag question contributed to the benefits of textual enhancement. The study employed a pretest--posttest design with three treatment sessions. The target forms were English tag questions,…
Descriptors: Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Multiple Choice Tests
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Hannah, Darren; Sinnema, Claire; Robinson, Viviane – Management in Education, 2019
The importance of trust in institutions in Japan is a common theme that emerges from literature on Japanese institutions. This article presents a problem-based methodology investigation into a Japanese educational institution, and how a Japanese educational leader deals with student incidents. A theory of action detailing strategies chosen in that…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Parent School Relationship, Trust (Psychology), Problem Based Learning
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Sato, Rintaro – Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 2019
Willingness to Communicate (WTC) plays a crucial role in second language (L2) learning, and is believed to be closely related to learning in general; the higher a learner's WTC, the better their fluency with the L2. WTC can also be conceptualized as fluctuating from moment to moment during the course of L2 use and communication. This also seems to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Case Studies
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Aka, Natsuki – Reading in a Foreign Language, 2019
The present study investigates the effects of extensive reading on developing the language knowledge and reading abilities of high school learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) over the course of one school year. Participants were divided into control (n = 205) and experimental groups (n = 200), with the former receiving regular grammar…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
Johansson, Stefan – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Responding to an earlier "Phi Delta Kappan" article, the author rejects the argument that East Asian students' high scores on international educational assessments come at the expense of learning to be creative and entrepreneurial. According to survey research, people in Japan, Korea, and other East Asian nations perceive themselves to…
Descriptors: International Assessment, High Achievement, Scores, Creativity
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Kennedy, Olivia – Research-publishing.net, 2018
Problematic smartphone usage has been widely recognized (e.g. Al-Barashidi, Bouazza, & Jabur, 2015; Chóliz, 2012). However, few researchers have investigated the relationship between students' feelings towards their smartphones and their acceptance of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). This exploratory study of thirty-six Japanese…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Student Attitudes, Computer Attitudes
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Oi, Yoko Suganuma – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2018
The purpose of the study was twofold. First, it investigated the kinds of writing tasks in textbooks used by senior high school students in Japan. Second, it examined the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) levels of the writing tasks in English-language textbooks for Japanese senior high school students. The study focused…
Descriptors: Textbooks, High School Students, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Manna, Venessa; Yoo, Hanwook; Monfils, Lora – ETS Research Report Series, 2018
In this study, we assessed the invariance in the factor structure underlying English-language proficiency for two groups of adolescent learners in Japan: students in middle school (ages 13-15 years) and students in high school (ages 16-18 years). Language proficiency was measured using the "TOEFL Junior"® Comprehensive test, an…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Performance
Aoki, Shu – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of critical thinking in International Baccalaureate (IB) classes in Japan. This study helped to determine the effects of using critical thinking methods in IB classes to determine to what extent critical thinking methods affect students' critical thinking skills, Japanese language skills,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Advanced Placement Programs, High School Students
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Misco, Thomas; Kuwabara, Toshinori; Ogawa, Masato; Lyons, Abby – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2018
This qualitative case study sought to understand the extent to which Japanese high school social studies teachers grapple with controversial issues in their classrooms. Situated within a curricular-instructional gatekeeping framework, we conducted semi-structured interviews with eight respondents of varying backgrounds and schools in Okayama,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Social Studies, Secondary School Teachers
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Hori, Masahiro; Shimizutani, Satoshi – Education Economics, 2018
This paper examines the effect of a tuition-free high school program launched in FY2010 in Japan on the high school enrollment rate and household spending. We have some interesting findings. First, the program contributed to improvement in the high school enrollment rate for poorer households. Second, the program stimulated household spending…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tuition, High School Students, High Schools
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Kato, Daiki; Suzuki, Mikie – Education, 2018
The main purpose of this study is to hypothesize the existence of the general sense of role satisfaction and device a scale to measure it. The participants in study 1 were 1029 Japanese high school students (484 men and 545 women). The result of exploratory factor analysis suggested that the two-factor structure is adequate. One is "social…
Descriptors: Rating Scales, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Hypothesis Testing
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Xiao, Jing Jian; Newman, Barbara M.; Chu, Bie-shuein – Youth & Society, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with career preparation of high school students in four countries: China, Japan, South Korea, and the United States. The human bioecological theory was used as a framework to examine personal, process, and context factors associated with career preparation of the adolescents. Data were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Readiness, Foreign Countries, Grade 10
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