Japanese teachers' attitudes towards incorporating CLT in the high school English language classroom: an ethnograpic study

Bartlett, Kevin (2016) Japanese teachers' attitudes towards incorporating CLT in the high school English language classroom: an ethnograpic study. Kwansei Gakuin University Humanities Review, 21. pp. 93-104. ISSN 1342-8853

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Abstract

This article will examine the attitudes of Japanese teachers of English towards using CLT in high school English classroom. Results from an ethnographic study employing observations, short-answer questionnaires, semi-formal interviews and informal conversations that were conducted both prior and subsequent to CLT implementation (2010-2011; 2014-2015) at two high schools located in Kyushu, Japan, are analyzed. This paper will provide data for consideration by teachers, managers, and CLT researchers to further understand the concerns and fears that are evident, improve the teaching of English as a whole, and lead to further dialogue with teachers about teaching.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author retains copyright of Published Version (open access journal).
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 04:55
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 01:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: communicative language teaching, ethnography, EFL, Japan
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30700

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