Secondary School Teachers' Attitudes Towards Communicative Language Teaching : A report from a KAKEN questionnaire survey

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Abstract

This article is based on a questionnaire survey I conducted in March 2015.The survey is part of my KAKENHI (grant-in-aid research) study, whose aim is toinvestigate the role of classroom discourse between teacher and students at secondary schools in Japan. The incentive for the study originated from the factthat most secondary school English classes are not conducted communicatively. The dominant teaching methodology is the Grammar Translation Method (GTM),which is not suitable to develop learners' fluency of English. The latest revision of the guidelines by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) proposed that English classes should be conducted inEnglish at senior high schools. This survey investigated secondary school teachers' attitudes towards Communicative Language Teaching (CLT). The resultsrevealed that practitioners face some common problems when conducting communicative lessons, which, as I shall argue, is the result of insufficient CLTtraining in pre-service programmes at university.

Journal

  • Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Bulletin. Faculty of International Career Development

    Fukuoka Jo Gakuin University Bulletin. Faculty of International Career Development 2, 1-18, 2016

    福岡女学院大学国際キャリア学部

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120005742674
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA12715636
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    2189-3942
  • NDL Article ID
    028110659
  • NDL Call No.
    Z72-K191
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR 
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