Exploring the Role Perceptions of University English Teachers: A Comparison Between Japanese and Non-Japanese Teachers

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Title
Exploring the Role Perceptions of University English Teachers: A Comparison Between Japanese and Non-Japanese Teachers
Author
氏名 森谷 浩士
ヨミ モリタニ ヒロシ
別名 Moritani Hiroshi
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore how university English teachers in Japan perceived their various teaching roles (their role perceptions) and to investigate how such perceptions were constructed. Following a series of qualitative studies (Moritani, 2019a; Moritani & Iwai, 2019), the author conducted a questionnaire survey in which 328 university English teachers took part. In this paper, Japanese teachers of English (n = 170) and non-Japanese teachers of English (n = 158) were compared regarding their role perceptions. Their role perceptions implied that both groups of teachers tended to be oriented to student-centered teaching rather than teacher-centered teaching, but this tendency was more evident among non-Japanese English teachers. The paper discusses how professional development, such as pre-service teacher education programs and ongoing professional development activities, may constitute a significant influence on role perceptions. It also discusses beliefs regarding explicit grammar instruction, as well as how strongly held beliefs regarding the perceived importance of being Japanese (in the case of Japanese teachers) and of being (near-) native English speakers (in the case of non-Japanese teachers) may also influence perceptions of their teaching roles.

Journal Title
広島経済大学研究論集
Volume
42
Issue
3
Spage
51
Epage
65
Published Date
2020-03-31
Publisher
広島経済大学経済学会
ISSN
0387-1444
NCID
AN00408380
Self DOI
Language
eng
NIIType
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version
出版社版
Set
hue