Winter 2013 Surveys

In order to represent your needs, opinions, and suggestions to the sponsors of the JET Programme, National AJET is currently conducting the following three surveys to assess various aspects of the JET Programme and consider how they may be improved. Please take the time to complete these surveys so that your AJET National Council may better serve your interests at the 2013 Winter Opinion Exchange meetings with the three Ministries and CLAIR in December this year. Please find further information about and links to each of the surveys below:

JET Involvement in the Local Community
This survey is intended for current JET Programme participants and will ask questions about how participants are engaging with their local communities. Your responses will help us assess the extent to which JET participants are involved, in what ways they are able to get involved and where they get information on community-based activities. Through presenting this information to the three ministries (MIC, MOFA, MEXT) and CLAIR, we hope to increase opportunities for JET Participants to get involved and forge lasting bonds with their communities. If you are a current JET participant, please click here to access and complete this survey.

Life After JET
This survey has been designed to collect information from both current and former JET Programme participants about their life after completing their JET Programme appointment and how they might maintain ties with their Japanese community. Through this survey, we hope to show that the JET Programme provides professional experience that can help participants in their post-JET ambitions, and that many participants maintain ties to their Japanese communities after completing their time on the Programme. By presenting this information to the three ministries and CLAIR, we hope to secure more professional development opportunities for current and future JET Programme participants, and demonstrate the positive return on investment of the JET Programme. If you are a current JET participant or JET Programme alumnus, please click here to access and complete the survey.

Awareness and Preparedness for Disasters and Emergencies
This survey will ask current JET Programme participants about their awareness of local emergency protocols and their preparedness in relation to natural disasters. Your responses will help us to assess the current level of JET participant awareness about disasters and how this may have changed as a result of the Great Tohoku Disaster of March 2011. By presenting these results to the three ministries (MIC, MOFA, MEXT) and CLAIR, we hope to influence positive change in emergency systems to make them more accessible to JET Programme participants. If you are a current JET participant, please click here to access and complete the survey.

All surveys will be open from September 2nd to September 13th. All answers are collected anonymously.
Your input is highly valued and we appreciate your time and assistance. Please feel free to contact our projects manager, Penny Fox, using the email address projects@ajet.net with any questions or feedback you may have.

Thanks, and have a great day!

Spring 2013 Surveys

In order to represent your needs, opinions, and suggestions to the sponsors of the JET Programme, we are releasing the following three surveys to assess the current state of the JET Programme at large, CIR Professional Development, and Recontracting Experiences among JET participants and JET alumni. We would appreciate your cooperation with completing these surveys so that we may better serve your interests at the 2013 Spring Opinion Exchange meetings with CLAIR and the three Ministries in May. Please find further information about and links to the surveys below:

The 2012-2013 JET Experience:
This survey is intended for current JET Programme participants and will ask questions about the general JET experience and the reappointment process. Your responses will help us assess which aspects of JET Programme participants’ lives are satisfactory and which areas are in need of improvement within the context of the JET Programme. We hope to explore responses within the reappointment and retention section to suggest improvements for the reappointment process. If you are a current JET participant, please click here to access and complete this survey.

Professional Development for CIRs:
This survey has been created to collect information about professional development for CIRs. As CIRs, we make up only a small percentage of the total number of JET Participants in Japan, and it can sometimes feel like we are overlooked by the JET Programme. We hope to hear from you, about what you think of the professional development opportunities offered by CLAIR (Translation Interpreting Course, CIR Conferences etc.), National AJET (After JET Conference Info Fair) and the CIR Network (online resources, CIR Newsletter). We would also love to hear your suggestions about what kind of professional development opportunities you would want to see offered. If you are a current CIR or CIR alum, please click here to access and complete this survey.

The JET Alumni Experience:
This survey will ask questions about the reappointment process and the retention of JET Programme participants. Your responses will help us assess which aspects of JET Programme participants’ lives were satisfactory and which areas are in need of improvement within the context of the JET Programme. We hope to explore responses within the reappointment and retention section to suggest improvements for the reappointment process. If you are a JET Programme alum, please click here to access and complete this survey.

All surveys will be open from January 21st to January 27th. All answers are collected anonymously.

Your input is highly valued and we appreciate your time and assistance. Please feel free to contact our projects manager, Anni Pullagura, through our web contact form with any questions you may have.

Have a great day!

Winter 2012 Surveys

Greetings from your National AJET Council! With the start of another JET year now in full swing, we hope everyone is adjusting well and thriving in your communities and workplaces!

In order to represent your needs, opinions, and suggestions to the sponsors of the JET Programme, we are releasing the following three surveys to assess the current state of volunteering, utilisation, and contracting organisation relations among all JET participants. We would appreciate your cooperation with completing these surveys so that we may better serve your interests in the 2012 Winter Opinion Exchange meetings with CLAIR and the three Ministries. Please find further information about and links to the surveys below:

Utilisation of ALTs in the Workplace:
Please help us gather information about the utilisation of ALTs during work hours through this survey. The results will be used to support a report on how JETs are and can be used in schools for language education and cultural exchange. The goal of this report is to identify and promote ways of optimizing the utilisation of ALTs for both students and contracting organisations. If you are an ALT, please click here to access and complete this survey.

JETs and Their Contracting Organisations:
Please help us gather information about JETs and their contracting organisations (COs) through this survey. Results will contribute towards a diagnostic report on the working relations between JETs and their COs. The goal of this report is to understand and improve the quality and variety of JETs’ professional relationships with their COs. If you are a current JET, please click here to access and complete this survey.

Volunteering on the JET Programme:
Please help us gather information about JETs and volunteering through this survey. Results will be highlighted in a report on the activities of current and former JETs who actively support Japan and international exchange. The goal of this report is to understand how JETs practice the fundamental tenant of grassroots internalization through charitable efforts and identify areas for increasing and supporting these endeavors. If you are a current JET or JET Alumni, please click here to access and complete this survey.

All surveys will be open from September 3rd to September 14th.

Your input is highly valued and we appreciate your time and assistance. Please feel free to contact our projects manager, Anni Pullagura, through our web contact form with any questions you may have.

Have a great day!

Spring 2012 Surveys

It’s that time of year again! AJET surveys are officially open!

AJET allows you to voice the changes you want. We compile reports based on these surveys and present them to the Japanese ministries who run the JET Programme.

AJET presents JET-opinions about the -2013 MEXT English Policy for SHS

AJET presents JET-opinions about the -2013 MEXT English Policy for SHS

The Spring 2012 survey topics are:

The Acquisition of Japanese Culture and Language by JET Programme Participants

Through this survey and subsequent report, we will examine the development of Japanese cultural and linguistic understanding by JET participants during their time on the Programme and how this knowledge impacted their experiences following their time on JET.  For just a few minutes of your time, you can help give meaningful feedback about your experiences on the JET Programme that will be relayed to CLAIR and the three ministries that oversee JET at our Opinion Exchange in May. As an exchange programme, JET is reciprocal. Tell us if/how your Japanese has improved or how you have become involved in your community. What have you learned here?

Survey is closed.

AJET Self Evaluation Survey

AJET relies on feedback from JETs to help us prioritize what we do.  As we decide what to devote our efforts to, we need to know which of our services you find most useful. Please let us know how effectively we are able to provide you with the tools you need to succeed at work, and in Japan!

Survey is closed.

Fall 2011 AJET Surveys

It’s that time of year again! The Fall 2011 AJET surveys are officially open!

AJET allows you to voice the changes you want. We compile reports based on these surveys and present them to the Japanese ministries who run the JET Programme.

AJET presents JET-opinions about the -2013 MEXT English Policy for SHS

AJET presents JET-opinions about the -2013 MEXT English Policy for SHS

The Fall 2011 survey topics are:

Evaluation of the Prefectural Advisor System (For PA’s only)

The goal of the survey is to collect information on the JET Programme Prefectural Advisor system, how PAs see their responsibilities and training experiences, etc., and to gather suggestions for how to improve the PA system. You will be asked questions about your selection as a PA, training received, cooperation with Japanese PAs and other JET PAs, and your working experiences with JETs in your prefecture or city.

To begin the survey, click here

 

Evaluation of JETs’ Support Systems (open to all JETs)

The goal of this survey is to collect feedback on the current support systems available to JETs, which areas of support are most effective, and which areas JETs feel are lacking in support. You will be asked questions about what support services, if any, you have used in the past, and their level of effectiveness.

アンケートの目的: このアンケートはJETプログラム参加者のための支援系統(サポート・システム)について、JETプログラム参加者の意見を集め、支援が行き届いている分野と不足している分野を調査することを目的とします。アンケートでは、過去に利用したことのある支援サービスとその有効性について伺いします。

To begin the survey, click here

English in Elementary School (5th & 6th Grade)

This is a survey to evaluate what’s happening in Elementary School English lessons across the country.  This was the first year of the MEXT’s new foreign language requirements for 5th and 6th graders, so it’s time to find out how that initiative is doing.  You will be asked questions about all aspects of the Elementary school lessons, how they are planned, and how they are executed.

To begin the survey, click here

 

Do you have suggestions for the JET Programme?

Do you have an opinion about JET Programme orientations, technology use in your workplace or how integrated you are into your workplace? If so, please take the National AJET surveys about these issues.

Since the JET Programme is over 4,000 members strong, National AJET surveys the concerns and comments of JET Programme participants twice a year and then presents the results to CLAIR and the ministries so that your voice is heard.

These surveys are vital to the longevity and improvement of the JET Programme.

You can find the the surveys here:

JET Programme Orientations
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/JETorientations

Technology in the Workplace
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AJETtech2010

Workplace Integration Survey
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/integration2010