|Budget Amount *help
¥2,300,000 (Direct Cost : ¥2,300,000)
Fiscal Year 1997 : ¥400,000 (Direct Cost : ¥400,000)
Fiscal Year 1996 : ¥700,000 (Direct Cost : ¥700,000)
Fiscal Year 1995 : ¥1,200,000 (Direct Cost : ¥1,200,000)
From 1995 through 1997, literature studies and interviews in Ibaraki Prefecture were conducted. As a result, it was revealed that the factor 1 (Japanese laguage teachers' views on how children from overseas should be treated in elementary and junior high schools in Japan, as well as those teachers' educational beleiefs on Japanese language and children's native languages), and the factor 2 (those children's acquisition of Japanese language and maintenance of their native languages, the factor 1 and 2 being not included among factor groups which cummins' interdependent hypothesis and Ono's "One language throughout elementary school period" hypothesis indicated to have effects on language acquisition and maintenance.
Based on the above results, the present study focused upon the factor 1, and conducted case studies on those teachers' language educational beliefs and teacher and school attributes, which influence on teachers' beliefs. Furthermore, a surver was carried out to identify characteristics of those beliefs. As a result, it was revealed, through regression analyzes, cluster analyzes and analyzes of variance, that those teachers' beliefs showed continuing bilingual education tyape as a whole, and also showed characteristics of "type of scattered minority", "type of focus on short-term stays", "type of acceptance", "type of enjoyable stay" and "type of present system framework."