May 2007 AJET Reports

English Education at Elementary Schools (Follow-up Report)


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The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is in the process of reforming elementary English education. AJET provided feedback from JETs as to the current obstacles faced at elementary schools in Japan. This report established the current state of elementary English education in Japan. It also highlighted the consistencies among JETs’ experiences and identified issues in need of review. Primary sources included CLAIR and MEXT resource materials as well as multiple news articles. In addition, the report presented the concerns of JETs using the National AJET Survey conducted in March 2007. The survey included questions pertaining to JETs’ experiences in elementary schools and JETs’ views on elementary education in Japan. 546 JETs responded to the survey.

小学校における英語教育


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文部科学省が小学校における英語教育を見直すことに関して、AJETは小学校で教えるJET参加者の共通弊害について報告をします。当報告はJET参加者の経験と見直す必要のある課題を紹介します。