ID 466
Author
Katsufuji, Kazuko
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
This article reviews the topical trends in the past six years of studies and research on English education in elementary school. The first focus is on investigations into the social background and issues raised by Japanese critics, which include discussions in terms of young children's amazing ability to learn English, difficulties to teach English in the framework of international understanding, the reason of choosing English as a target language, and the criticism against the half-measured approach of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. After reviewing topical trends, the attention is shifted on case studies, which are categorized into four approaches: activity-centered, international understanding centered, input centered, and information disseminating. In the third section, I suggest that English language teachers should actively engage in critical pedagogy as well as in a communicative approach to deal with the current confusion in teaching English in elementary school. After reviewing recent developments of research in the field, some implications and suggestions are provided.
Journal Title
言語文化研究
ISSN
13405632
NCID
AN10436724
Volume
11
Start Page
83
End Page
103
Sort Key
83
Published Date
2004-02-20
Remark
公開日:2010年1月24日で登録したコンテンツは、国立情報学研究所において電子化したものです。
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng