Mehmet, Sean (2011) Limited-term contracts and tenure: the case of foreign-language teachers in a Japanese university. In: Beyond binaries in education research. Routledge Research in Education . Taylor & Francis (Routledge) , New York, USA , pp. 233-241. ISBN 978-0-415-88512-6
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.
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|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.|
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|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Education|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2011 06:07|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||foreign language teachers; limited-term contracts; tenure; Japan|
|Fields of Research :||13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
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