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Title: Labour Contract Law Amendments: Recruitment Indicative of Change?
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: The issues surrounding limited-term contracts within the domain of foreign language education have been under scrutiny from various commentators within the sociocultural context of Japan for many years. Such issues are multidimensional, inherently complex, and cannot be extensively documented within the limitations of this particular section. However, for many educators perhaps the most pertinent concerns revolve around aspects of employment instability and the anxiety generated through perpetual cycles of employment change, as well as the psychological, physical and monetary hardships of periodically moving the family unit. Even for those without family connections, the nomadic lifestyle that limited-term contracts tend to promote often inhibits the formation of sustainable collegial relationships, restricts workplace involvement in long-term initiatives, denies emotional attachment to a specific place (i.e. developing a sense of home or belonging), and undermines sincere dedication to one’s institution such are the demands of an almost obsessive-like quest to continually search for improved working conditions.
Research Achievement Classification: 原著論文/Original Paper
Type: Journal Article
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Volume: 37
Number: 1
Date: 1-Jan-2013
Publisher: The Language Teacher
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