Mehmet, Sean (2011) Limited-term contracts and tenure: the case of foreign-language teachers in a Japanese university. In: Midgley, Warren and Tyler, Mark A. and Danaher, Patrick Alan and Mander, Alison, (eds.) Beyond binaries in education research. Routledge Research in Education . Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, USA, pp. 233-241. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6
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This chapter examines the binary relationship between foreign language teachers on limited-term employment contracts in Japan and their tenured Japanese colleagues. The dualism here can be viewed as an insider-outsider one. The chapter focuses on the practice of limiting non-Japanese academic employees to such contracts, in the context of one Japanese university, which has been shown to impact negatively on foreign-language instruction. The primary question under consideration is: 'What conceptual model could help transcend the insider-outsider binary that seems to inform this employment arrangement?' The chapter advocates a framework based on a hybrid of Limerick, Cunnington, and Crowther's (2002) Fourth Blueprint paradigm, infused with intercultural communications (ICC) theory.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)|
|Additional Information:||Chapter 17. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 370.72 Bey.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||foreign language teachers; limited-term contracts; tenure; Japan|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education|
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2011 16:07|
|Last Modified:||03 Jul 2012 16:20|
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