Professor Douglas Jarrell
September 20th, 6:30-8:30pm
Nagoya International Center, Floor 4, Room 3.
There has been an increase in the number of children from other cultures who join the Japanese school system, but these non-Japanese families are facing difficulties in adjusting to the rules of the Japanese educational system. At the same time, the Japanese pre-school and elementary teachers, who often lack English or other foreign language skills, find it difficult to communicate basic information to foreign parents.
Linguistic issues appear to be a major cause of misunderstandings between parents and teachers, but there are cultural assumptions on both sides that exacerbate these misunderstandings.
Douglas will suggest ways to improve understanding on both sides and make the classroom more inclusive.
FREE for JALT members and first-time attendees, ¥1000 for all others.