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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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Ito, Kinko – Teaching Sociology, 1993
Asserts that the United States and Japan exist in a symbiotic partnership and that sociology courses provide an excellent opportunity to teach about multicultural issues. Describes a college-level course on the sociology of Japan. Discusses teaching methods, instructional materials, and the potential for team-teaching. (CFR)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Differences
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Hirshfield, Claire – Social Studies, 1994
Discusses growing concern about negative attitudes toward Japan and Japanese people among secondary school and college students. Describes the use of quality control circles to bridge the cultural divide. Reports on the success of the program and argues that teachers have a responsibility to promote cultural understanding and diversity. (CFR)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Images, Culture Conflict