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Tsuchiya, Shinsuke – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
Informed by concepts of native speakers, racial nativism, and language socialization theory, this study documented the existence of the native speaker fallacy (Phillipson, 1992, "Linguistic imperialism." Oxford: Oxford University Press) in a university-level Japanese and Chinese program in the United States. Specifically, the researcher…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Japanese
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Sato, Takahiro; Tsuda, Emi; McKay, Cathy; Furuta, Yu; Kajita, Kazuhiro – Teacher Educator, 2020
The purpose of this study was to investigate Japanese elementary teachers' professional development experiences in physical education in Japan. Participants were nine teachers from four public elementary schools. Data sources included semi-structured face-to-face interviews and annual physical education professional development portfolios. Three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Physical Education, Faculty Development
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Izumi-­Taylor, Satomi; Ro, Yeonsun; Han, Jihee; Ito, Yoko – International Journal of Educational Psychology, 2017
The purpose of the study was to examine Japanese and Korean kindergarteners' perspectives by asking them to photograph play and explain why their photos represent play (photo elicitation interviews). The participants consisted of 50 kindergarteners on Japan's main island and 50 kindergarteners in South Korea. Japanese and Korean kindergartners…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Photography, Pictorial Stimuli, Kindergarten
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Fujimura, Yuko; Mistilina, Sato – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2020
The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology recommended the implementation of "Kyoshi-juku" by local Education Boards. "Kyoshi-juku" provide teacher preparation curricula, classroom observational experiences, and specific information about working in local school contexts as a supplement to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Recruitment
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Nakamura, Hiroko; Nomura, Kazuhiro; Saeki, Namie – English Language Teaching, 2020
This study investigated the influence of communication apprehension and anxiety in second-language (L2) learning on oral performance of Japanese university students in terms of F0 (fundamental frequency) analysis. The participants were English-major students (3 males and 6 females) who presented at an oral communication festival for university…
Descriptors: Acoustics, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Takeshita, Ryo; Imai, Moe – Education Quarterly Reviews, 2020
In recent times, the number of studies on non-cognitive skills has increased. Apart from using a score for noncognitive skills (gauged via a questionnaire), many of these investigations involve adult respondents who had already completed their educational careers at the time of the study in question. In this paper, using data on Japanese students,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Characteristics, High School Students, College Attendance
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Jodoin, Joshua John – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine the effectiveness of education for sustainable development (ESD) approaches in English as a foreign language (EFL) in Japanese higher education. Design/methodology/approach: A content and language integrated learning (CLIL) University-level course was run over two separate semesters--the first as a…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Sustainable Development, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hirata, Yoko; Hirata, Yoshihiro – Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 2019
The application of online authentic language data has played an increasingly important role in language teaching. These include freely available online corpora such as the British National Corpus and the Corpus of Contemporary American English. However, students are easily overwhelmed by the enormous amount of incomplete sentences (concordance…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Web Based Instruction
Gilbert, Joan – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Preparing college students to be contributing members of local and global societies requires educators to analyze the capabilities and needs of their students and to adjust instructional content and practice. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was twofold: (a) to explore how classroom approaches designed to facilitate students' questioning of…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students
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Forrer, Stephen E.; And Others – Research in Higher Education, 1977
Three forms of the Situational Attitude Scale (SAS) were given to 371 Japanese college students to measure their attitudes towards blacks, Koreans, and neutral persons without racial reference in 10 social and personal situations. Overall response pattern was similar to that of American and Danish students. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Blacks, College Students, Higher Education, Interpersonal Relationship
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Rahayu, Ely Triasih – Advances in Language and Literary Studies, 2013
This research studies Japanese "keigo" in the office domain, a case study at XXX Corporation Japan. "Keigo" consists of "sonkeigo," "kenjougo," and "teineigo." Each of those speech levels is going to be analyzed based on linguistic and nonlinguistic factors. In this qualitative research, the data…
Descriptors: Japanese, Questionnaires, Case Studies, Corporations
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Sato, Takahiro; Mason, Shannon; Kataoka, Chie – Issues in Educational Research, 2020
This study is an in-depth investigation of the experiences of a small group of elementary school teachers in Japan, who have among the longest working hours in the world. A total of eight teachers from four public elementary schools volunteered to take part in this study. Its design is descriptive-qualitative, using an in-depth, semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Maa, Joy; Burns, Katharine E. – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study investigates the relationship between learner perception, ideology, discourse, and identity in computer-mediated communication (CMC) interactions between an advanced L2 Japanese learner and native Japanese speakers. Study findings show that, despite an invested identity as a proficient user of Japanese, the learner struggled to enact…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Self Concept, Advanced Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Light, Richard; Yasaki, Wataru – Asia-Pacific Journal of Health, Sport and Physical Education, 2017
Despite recognition of the influence of social and cultural contexts on young people's participation in youth sport, there are a limited number of studies that have identified how culture shapes the nature of participation and how it influences experience. This article reports on a study that inquired into what adolescent girls (13-16 years) enjoy…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Females, Semi Structured Interviews, Questionnaires
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Uchida, Akitoshi; Mori, Kazuo – International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2018
International surveys repeatedly showed that Japanese children were good at mathematics but disliking it. We hypothesized there were a considerable number of "fake math-dislikes" among Japanese students who claimed they disliked mathematics explicitly but accepted it implicitly. To examine this hypothesis, we administered questionnaires…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Student Attitudes, Junior High School Students
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