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Title: A Historical Study of Educational Policy, Methods, and Practice in English Teaching during the Meiji Period (1868-1912) in Japan
Contributor(s): Nishihara, Masahiro (author); Denman, Brian  (supervisor)orcid ; Ware, Helen  (supervisor)
Conferred Date: 2013
Copyright Date: 2012
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: This thesis concerns the teaching practice of English as a foreign language in middle schools in Japan during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), and its relation to Western relation to Western theory about modern language teaching methodology. The focus is on the distinctive features of Western methodology, resultant national standards of English teaching, and actual practice in the classroom. Attempting to make connections between the three elements by 'speech primacy' - the principle of the Natural Method - forms a key task of the study. This entails a range of concerns to explore a historical development of Western modern language teaching reforms, to analyse the issues and imperatives faced by policy makers, and to look into actual practice in middle schools.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
220202 History and Philosophy of Education
130204 English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 390403 Educational administration, management and leadership
390202 History and philosophy of education
390104 English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
930399 Curriculum not elsewhere classified
939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 160205 Policies and development
Rights Statement: Copyright 2012 - Masahiro Nishihara
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
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