2007 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
The Comprehensive, Comparative Educational Study about Construct of School Textbooks and Sub Materials Contents of National Language for Elementary and Secondary School.
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
Education on school subjects and activities
|Research Institution||Japan Textbook Research Center |
FUJIMURA Kazuo Japan Textbook Research Center, Research Division, Chief (60291952)
MATSUMOTO Osamu Joetsu University of Education, Division of Learning Support, Associate professor (80283042)
ISHIZUKA Osamu University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Literature and Linguistics, Associate Professor (10282287)
YOSHIDA Hirohisa Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Department of Education, Professor (80108373)
NINOMIYA Akira Hiroshima University, Graduate School of Education, Department of Education, Professor (70000031)
ARAI Asahiro Bunri University of Hospitality, Faculty of Service Management, Professor (80269357)
|Project Period (FY)
2006 – 2007
|Keywords||textbook / national language / reading / speaking / comparative education / elementary education / secondary education / teaching material|
1. The treatment of mother language textboxes in the curriculum of elementary and secondary schools in Japan is different from that in the countries surveyed in this project. In the other countries, there is no clear distinction between main teaching textbooks and supplementary texts.
In the countries surveyed, there are no legal or institutional standards as regards content and number of pages. The books for school use can be published freely. And individual schools can adopt them freely.
In the other countries, mother languages subjects are regarded as the center of the curriculum and the textbooks of those subjects are being related to the textbooks of other subjects.
In the other countries, the teaching of mother language is divided in linguistic teaching and reading, and these two are being taught separately. Therefore, the time allocated to reading far exceeds that of Japan.
5. The national language textbooks to be used n the lower grades of elementary schools in Japan includes existing stories of fairy tales for children in which animals are the leading characters as materials, while in the other countries, pieces whose main characters are real humans are newly written for the textbooks so that students can learn communication skills, manners and etiquette, honorific words, and other abilities useful for human relations naturally.
Research Products (10 results)