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Title :平成28年度「英語教育実施状況調査」に見る沖縄県の英語力と新学習指導要領対応に関する考察
Title alternative :MEXTs ''National Survey of English Education Practice" Revisited : An Analysis of 2016 Results and the New Course of Study with a Focus on Okinawa Prefecture
Authors :東矢, 光代
Authors alternative :Toya, Mitsuyo
Issue Date :31-Oct-2017
Abstract :The 2016 results for the National Survey of English Education Practice were released by the Ministry of Education. Science and Technologies (MEXT) on April 5, 2017. Teachers, education administrators, and practitioners in Okinawa examined the survey results with great anticipation since the 2015 results- especially for high school, had been received with great shock. To our relief. the number of high school students who achieved Eiken Grade Pre-2 Level improved significantly; however, junior high students did not meet expectations, and ranked 57 among 47 prefectures and 20 major cities. A reexamination of the survey results shows that there was a remarkable improvement from the previous year, with a lower percentage of unreasonably low Okinawan teacher estimates of student proficiency. This improvement contributed to a higher rank for this year's high school results. As for the junior high school situation, this paper argues that a higher rate of teachers who reach the expected English proficiency (i.e., CEFR B2) would improve the quality of English instruction, and therefore would lead to better student proficiency and thus higher scores. This paper concludes that 1) junior high school teachers' capacity to estimate their students• levels needs to be carefully examined; 2) the results of Eiken STEP tests administered annually by the Okinawa local government should be utilized more effective}y; and 3) teachers' English proficiency at the high school level is essential for implementing the New Course of Study, since it requires that English classes must be taught in English. In addition to the above points, important issues in current language teaching such as CLIL, active learning, and key competencies are introduced.
Type Local :紀要論文
ISSN :0919-4215
Publisher :琉球大学法文学部国際言語文化学科欧米系
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12000/38746
Citation :言語文化研究紀要 : Scripsimus no.26 p.39 -59
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