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Adam, Robert – Sign Language Studies, 2015
Over the years attempts have been made to standardize sign languages. This form of language planning has been tackled by a variety of agents, most notably teachers of Deaf students, social workers, government agencies, and occasionally groups of Deaf people themselves. Their efforts have most often involved the development of sign language books…
Descriptors: Standard Setting, Academic Standards, Sign Language, Models
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Takagi, Hiroyuki – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2015
The interpretation and implementation of ideas about the internationalisation of curricula (IoC) are complicated and multi-faceted. The complex and diverse perspectives on IoC reflect two concepts: "internationalisation" and "curriculum". These concepts embody contrasting perspectives on issues, including the competition-type…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Universities, Global Approach
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Miyata, Susanne; MacWhinney, Brian; Otomo, Kiyoshi; Sirai, Hidetosi; Oshima-Takane, Yuriko; Hirakawa, Makiko; Shirai, Yasuhiro; Sugiura, Masatoshi; Itoh, Keiko – First Language, 2013
This article reports on the development and use of the Developmental Sentence Scoring for Japanese (DSSJ), a new morpho-syntactical measure for Japanese constructed after the model of Lee's English Developmental Sentence Scoring model. Using this measure, the authors calculated DSSJ scores for 84 children divided into six age groups between 2;8…
Descriptors: Japanese, Scoring, Sentences, Morphology (Languages)
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Li, Chi-Sing; Lin, Yu-Fen; Ginsburg, Phil; Eckstein, Daniel – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2012
The concept of Japanese Bushido and its seven virtues were introduced by the authors in this article for the practice and application of couple communication. The Bushido Matrix Worksheet (BMW) was created for enhancing couple's awareness and understanding of each other's values and experiences. An activity and a case study to demonstrate the use…
Descriptors: Marriage Counseling, Counseling, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries
Vikas, Om – Online Submission, 2012
Globalization has put countries in competitive and collaborative mode. Underdeveloped nations are in catch-up phase, developing nations are in competitive phase and the advanced nations are in commanding phase with respect to certain technologies. Innovation--Technological, Business and Education--is imperative for sustainable socio-economic…
Descriptors: Innovation, Creativity, Engineering Education, Technical Education
Brown, Helen – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
This new book presents case studies from the US, the UK and Japan. Packed full of vignettes from cases studies and subscribing to a socio-cultural approach rather than the often tacit assumption that knowledge and "technology transfer" is a logistical problem, this excellent volume illuminates the often misunderstood process of knowledge…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Vignettes
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Tsuchiya, Shigehisa – Simulation & Gaming, 2011
The author's personal journey regarding simulation and gaming started about 25 years ago when he happened to realize how powerful computerized simulation could be for organizational change. The metaphors created by computerized simulation enabled him to transform a stagnant university into a high-performance organization. Through extensive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Games
Anderson, Peggy L., Ed.; Meier-Hedde, Regine, Ed. – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
Dyslexia is a disability that exists in all countries that have high expectations for literacy. The inability to read in spite of normal intellectual potential represents one of the most puzzling educational challenges for literate societies, regardless of the culture or language. This book examines medical, psychological, educational, and…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Case Studies, Children, Interviews
Noguchi, Fumiko – Online Submission, 2010
Since its establishment in 2003, the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) has paid close attention to informal learning processes in community-based efforts to promote local sustainable development. ESD-J carried out two projects to collect information on and visualise community-based ESD practice: the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Informal Education, Community Programs
Dubin, Jennifer – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
In Japan, "jugyou kenkyuu"--or lesson study--is the most common form of professional development among elementary school and lower-secondary school teachers. While in the United States it is best known as a means of improving math instruction, in Japan, lesson study is practiced in all subjects, from language studies to physical…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Secondary School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Improvement
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Krashen, Stephen – Knowledge Quest, 2009
Both the popular media and professional literature are filled with suggestions on how to improve reading, but the one approach that always works is rarely mentioned: provide readers with a supply of interesting and comprehensible books. Instead, people are given advice that is dead wrong as a means of improving reading (e.g., roller skating and…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Reading Instruction, Teaching Methods, Literature
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Suzuki, Katsuaki – International Journal on E-Learning, 2009
This article describes the creation of a fully online master's program for e-learning specialist training. This program is the first of its kind in Japan. As background information, Japan's general trends in e-learning are described, including activities of the e-Learning Consortium Japan and National Institute of Multimedia in Education. Such…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Curriculum Design, Masters Programs, Foreign Countries
Nutt, Diane, Ed.; Calderon, Denis, Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2009
Students around the globe have unique first-year experiences but struggle with many of the same challenges. This monograph focuses on their journeys and provides insights for educators interested in learning about how institutions across the globe provide supports to students dealing with first-year transition issues. Based on the successful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, International Studies, Program Attitudes, College Freshmen
Lee, Hikyoung – Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, 2008
The Korea Waseda Cross Cultural Distance Learning Project (KWCCDLP) is an endeavor to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural differences of speakers from different backgrounds through the medium of English. The project fully utilizes a student centered approach to learning where learners are the agents. This project aimed at university level…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Second Language Learning, Cultural Differences, Foreign Countries
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2008
Traditionally, violent acts against children in Japan were considered private, isolated incidents largely outside the reach of government policy and legal action. Increasingly, however, public perception in Japan, mainly driven by the mass media, has shifted away from such complacency. A few well-publicized attacks on children have forced Mombusho…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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