Importing Diversity: Inside Japan's JET Program by David L. McConnell

By David L. McConnell

In 1987, the japanese executive inaugurated the Japan alternate and instructing (JET) application in keeping with worldwide strain to "internationalize" its society. This bold application has grown to be a huge govt operation, with an annual price range of $400 million (greater than the U.S. NEA and NEH mixed) and greater than six thousand international nationals hired every year in public colleges all over the place Japan.
How does a comparatively homogeneous and insular society react while a buzzword is by surprise became a fact? How did the arriving of such a lot of foreigners impact Japan's academic forms? How did the foreigners themselves think upon studying that English educating was once no longer the first target of this system? during this balanced research of the JET application, David L. McConnell attracts on ten years of ethnographic learn to discover the cultural and political dynamics of internationalization in Japan. via vignettes and firsthand money owed, he highlights and translates the misunderstandings of the early years of this system, strains the tradition clashes in any respect degrees of the forms, and speculates on what classes the JET software holds for different multicultural initiatives.
This attention-grabbing book's jargon-free variety and interdisciplinary method will make it beautiful to educators, coverage analysts, scholars of Japan, and potential and previous JET members.

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