Language learning and cross-cultural attitudes: an international study of the attitudes of Japanese students of English

O'Neill, Shirley and Ingram, David E. and Kono, Minoru and Sasaki, S. (2008) Language learning and cross-cultural attitudes: an international study of the attitudes of Japanese students of English. Project Report. Akita University , Akita, Japan. [Report]

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This is a research report of a large study of over 600 high school students' perceptions about learning English as a foreign language which is a compulsory subject across Japan. It reports on their cross-cultural attitudes and opinion about languages education pedagogy and provides some comparison of students' views of how they would like to learn English with those of teachers. The variables of time spent learning English, student gender and location (urban/rural) are explored. The project and production of this research report was funded by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research for 2003-2006 from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (research number 15202013). The researchers also express thanks to the Board of Education of Akita Prefecture, and the principals of the schools(10) in Akita Prefecture who allowed the study to be undertaken in the schools in their charge.

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Additional Information: This research replicates research that explored the cross-cultural attitudes of high school students who were learning a foreign language in Australia which was conducted by two of the authors Shirley O'Neill and D. E. Ingram.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2014 01:18
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2014 01:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: languages teaching, cross-cultural attitudes, EFL,languages curriculum
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2099 Other Language, Communication and Culture > 209999 Language, Communication and Culture not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
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Identification Number or DOI: T010-8502

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