Hiroshima journal of school education Volume 24
2018-03-22 発行


A Report on Overseas Teaching Practicum by Graduate Students in Elementary/Secondary Schools in the United States(Ⅺ)
Izumi, Saki
Kido, Natsumi
Kondo, Hideki
Shiota, Sae
Takaki, Katsumi
Hatakeyama, Aya
Bito, Fumiya
Fukuda, Rintaro
Furukawa, Eri
Munemoto, Chizu
Yoshizaki, Yuki
This paper reports on the 11th overseas teaching practicum in the U.S. 12 students joined this year’s program and they observed and conducted lessons in English in three local public schools in North Carolina after careful and repeated preparation sessions in Japan. Many of them did lessons on crosscultural understandings and a few taught subject contents. Through the trail to convey messages in English, their foreign language, students learned the role of verbal and nonverbal language and the more universal way to explain topics to children who are unfamiliar with what re taught. And they also learned and noticed the cultural differences and similalities between the two countries. It seemed that students realized that the two countries share many things in common such as what chidren are like, teachers’ attitude toward children and challenges they are facing, and people’s kindness. These learning was no substitute experience for the participants and it is hoped that their experience will be passed to the next generation when they become teachers.
global education
overseas teaching practicum
crosscultural understanding