Conflicts between Japanese Language Teachers and Forelgn Students in the Education Scene : A Content Analysis of Pleasant and Unpleasant Classroom Situation
葛藤 留学生 日本語教師 日本語授業場面 内容分析
The purpose of this study is to assess the content of conflicts between Japanese language teachers and forelgn Students, as perceived by teachers. The research was conducted using an open-ended question format questionnaire. 93teachers participated in the study. The specific items questioned were : （1） When did you feel it was unpleasant in the classroom？ （2） What Japanese usages of students did you find unpleasant？ （3） When did you feel it was pleasant in the classroom？ （4） What is your opinion about the relationship between Japanese language teachers and foreign students？ The contents analysis performed identified specific categories of response for each item. （1） Unpleasant experiences. 8 categories of response included : （a） bad attitudes in the classroom, （b） lack of common sense, indifference to rules, （c）negative attitudes towards teachers, etc. （2） Unpleasant usages. 7 categories included : （a） disregarding social situation and relationships, （b） speaking in a too-casual manner, （c） speaking in colloquial language, etc. （3） Pleasant experiences. 10 categories included, （a） spirited classroom mood, （b） student satisfaction, （c） good mental exchange, etc. （4） Relationship with students. 13 categories included : （a） good relationship with students, （b） good mental exchange, （c） good image of teacher, etc. Themes to be analyzed further included : （1） specifying conflicts unique to the Japanese language education scene, （2） how to better educate students about socially appropriate language usage, （3） how to best promote intercultural education, （4） how stress level is related to conflicts in different classroom environments.