Showing posts from December, 2012
Our first meeting of the new year will be on Sunday, Feb, 17th. Join us at the beautiful campus of Tsukuba Gakuin University. We especially appreciate their support and cooperation in providing us a comfortable meeting place! The Japan Association for Language Teaching  -JALT-   Co - sponsor : GALE SIG   Presentations:   by Diane Hawley Nagatomo (Ochanomizu University)  by Rie Koizumi (Juntendo University) Sunday, Feb, 17th, 13:00 – 17:00 1 . From Dutiful Daughters to English Professors: How Gender Shapes the Professional Lives of Japanese Female University English Teachers (13:00-14:00) This presentation examines the role of gender in the professional identity development seven Japanese female university English teachers ranging in age from their early thirties to their early sixties. The participants’ female gender will be shown to be at the heart of their professional identity-- first by being guided into English study from an early age by parents because of its perception as an