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The case for Japanese language education in California: A strategic advocacy action plan


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

Recently Japanese language K-12 programs in California are at greater risk for reduction or complete elimination. Despite being an important language for California's heritage, economy, and culture, classes are being cut statewide due to many reasons including budgetary restrictions and lack of "highly qualified teachers" defined by NCLB guidelines.

The California Association of Japanese Language Teachers has seen a decrease in membership and financial resources due to the previously stated problems. CAJLT voted to address these issues with stronger advocacy, but in order to do so the organization must have a clearer picture of the overall state of Japanese language education in California.

Therefore the goals of this paper are to; research the background and current state of Japanese language education in California, examine problems and challenges Japanese language education currently faces, and present those research findings. Finally, develop a strategic research-based advocacy plan for CAJLT to begin immediately.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Bilingual education;
Journalism
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0391: Journalism
Identifier / keyword
Communication and the arts; Education; Advocacy; Japanese; LOTE; Public relations
Title
The case for Japanese language education in California: A strategic advocacy action plan
Author
Potter, Jordanna Alex
Number of pages
101
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0208
Source
MAI 47/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549788331
Advisor
Floto, Jennifer
Committee member
Celis, William; Swerling, Jerry
University/institution
University of Southern California
Department
Strategic Public Relations
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1457378
ProQuest document ID
304468521
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304468521
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