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Peterson, Blake E. – Mathematics Teacher, 2006
In the fall of 2003, the author conducted research on the student teaching process in Japan. The basis for most of the lessons observed was rich mathematics problems. Upon returning to the US, the author used one such problem while teaching an algebra 2 class. This article introduces that problem, which gives rise to both linear and quadratic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teaching, Algebra, Preservice Teacher Education
Crandall, JoAnn, Ed.; Kaufman, Dorit, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2002
Content-based instruction (CBI) challenges ESOL teachers to teach language through specialist content in institutional settings. This volume addresses CBI negotiation between ESOL teachers and subject specialists in higher education. Writers document and evaluate courses that support the subject discipline and meet the language needs of EFL and…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Course Content
Kitao, Kenji; Kitao, S. Kathleen – 2001
The Internet is a resource that allows English as a Second Language (ESL) students to communicate meaningfully in English. One way to combine the Internet with teaching English is to give students a group or individual assignment to make their own Web pages. As they complete these assignments, they can develop skills in searching out resources on…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
Brown, James Dean, Ed.; Yamashita, Sayoko Okada, Ed. – 1995
Papers on second language testing in Japan include: "Differences Between Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Tests" (James Dean Brown); "Criterion-Referenced Test Construction and Evaluation" (Dale T. Griffe); "Behavioral Learning Objectives as an Evaluation Tool" (Judith A. Johnson); "Developing Norm-…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, College Entrance Examinations
Nakamura, Tomoko – 1996
A college-level course in international understanding developed in Japan (Trident College) is described. The course was designed in response to a study of Japanese students' learning strategies, and focused on learning about various national cultures and lifestyles through encounters with guest speakers from a variety of countries. Because it was…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, English (Second Language)
Hough, David A. – 1998
This paper describes a technique for English-as-a-Second-Language teaching that has students and teachers sharing personal narratives, developed using ethnographic research techniques, as a classroom exercise. The technique, used in a higher education institution in Japan, is presented as a work-in-progress to those who are interested in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Students, Cultural Pluralism
Bailey, Jackson H.; And Others – 1992
This publication contains three papers on college student exchange between Japan and the United States. The first paper, entitled "The University of Massachusetts and Hokkaido University: A Case Study in Educational Cooperation," by Barbara B. Burn, describes the long-standing relationship between these two institutions in order to…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture
White, Caryn – 1993
This document consists of an annotated bibliography of publications, audio visual materials, and other items available through Yale University's East Asian Resource and Education Program. The document begins with a discussion of the program, its goals and objectives, teacher and school projects, publications, and special events. There is also a…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Area Studies, Asian Studies, Audiovisual Aids
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Eder, Elizabeth K. – International Journal of Social Education, 1995
Describes the International Center for the Study of Educational Policy and Human Values at the University of Maryland. Asserts that it has achieved its two original goals of assisting experienced leaders to integrate an intercultural dimension into programs and develop model intercultural programs and training materials. (CFR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Resources
Uemichi, Isao S. – 1988
A university teacher of English as a second language in Japan describes his rationale, methods, and materials for teaching language through literature. Literature was chosen for its intellectual sophistication and ability to motivate adult learners. The use of recorded readings and/or video or filmed versions of texts is recommended as a means of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Widmer, Ellen – International Journal of Social Education, 1991
Discusses the relationship between the prominence of themes of the literate gentry woman in Chinese fiction and the rise of women poets. Examines later Japanese fiction to find influences of the woman reader and of earlier Chinese works. Explores the scholar-beauty novels, women as warriors, female martyrdom, and the equating of virtue with…
Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Authors, Chinese Culture, Confucianism
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Kauffman, George B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1985
Examines scientific discoveries which underlie the atomic bomb and its technological development in the United States during World War II. Changing views, super-weapon development, early American efforts, production/dropping the bombs, and the Oppenheimer case are considered. (DH)
Descriptors: College Science, Higher Education, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Physics
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Sagliano, Michael; Greenfield, Kathleen – TESOL Journal, 1998
Describes a team-taught immersion-style, content-based program in English as a foreign language (EFL) in a Japanese college liberal arts curriculum. The collaborative model of content-based instruction differs from the typical theme-based, sheltered, and adjunct models in its educational goals and instructional format. Suggestions are made for…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Course Content
Pecheur, Jacques – Francais dans le Monde, 1991
In Japan, second-language instruction and specifically French instruction are at a crossroads. Despite appearances of normalcy, survival of university-level French instruction is threatened by greater current interest in Asian languages. In response, the French Embassy and Japanese Association of French Professors have established a policy to…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Foreign Countries
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Ross, Louis J. – Perspectives on Political Science, 1996
Explicates the mercantilist ideology of the Japanese elite and its impact on Japanese trade policy. Offers a textured portrait of the world view of a particular elite: Japan's technocrats. Reveals a nationalist ideology that is not advertised by its adherents, especially to foreign observers such as in the United States. (MJP)
Descriptors: Diplomatic History, Economic Impact, Economics, Elitism
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