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Title: The Discourse of Desire and Sought-After Skills in Language Teacher Recruitment
Authors: Rivers, Damian
Abstract: This presentation showcases quantitative and qualitative data drawn from a comprehensive discourse analysis of 300 individual employment advertisements seeking foreign language teachers in the context of Japanese higher education. The employment advertisements were collected over a period of 18 months from the government subsidized Japan Research Career Information Network (JREC-IN) website operated by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST). Each employment advertisement was analyzed in relation to specific five domains: content of work (e.g., primary duties and teaching requirements), rank (e.g., at what level the available position is advertised at), qualifications (e.g., the explicit requirements demanded by the institution), treatments (e.g., employment terms, salary and benefits), and application materials (e.g., what the applicant is requested to supply). The purpose of the analysis was to isolate the specific competencies, skills and forms of knowledge desired by each institution in relation to the employment role of foreign language teacher. This presentation provides multiple insights into the manner in which the role of foreign language teacher is constructed to demand certain competencies and skills above others. The data is problematized in relation to various current issues and a critical interpretation is offered to participants for further discussion.
Research Achievement Classification: 国際会議/International Conference
Type: Presentation
Peer Review: あり/yes
Solo/Joint Author(s): 単著/solo
Date: 5-Dec-2014
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