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100 1  Saeki, Tomohiro 
245 10 Ainu teachers' experiences in reclaiming the value of 
       Indigenous culture, language and identity:  The call for 
       establishing the new Ainu school in Japanese society 
300    79 p 
500    Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 48-02, 
       page: 0700 
502    Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Manitoba (Canada), 2009 
520    This research explores how Indigenous Ainu language 
       instructors define their own bi-cultural identities in 
       Japanese society, and also how they feel their students' 
       identities should be developed in the context of current 
       Japanese society. Qualitative research methods, a case 
       study methodology combined with an interpretive analytic 
       framework, were used in this study to explore the Ainu 
       instructors' perspectives of Ainu-Japanese identity, and 
       the benefits and dilemmas of Ainu language teaching and 
       learning that come from their struggling to achieve 
       positive identity construction and meet the societal needs
       of the Ainu language in current Japanese society. Data 
       were collected in three sets of interviews and a 
       literature analysis, and were analyzed using the grouping 
       strategy described by Glaser and Strauss (1967) under 
       three categories: "identity construction", the problems in
       both Japanese and the Ainu societies" and "the benefits of
       language teaching." These categories were used to examine 
       the impact on identity development for current and future 
       Ainu people. As linguists, educators, and also as 
       continuing students of the Ainu language, current Ainu 
       language instructors face particular dilemmas in order to 
       teach the Ainu language, especially to children, because 
       the Ainu language has been assimilating into Japanese 
       culture and is losing societal status as a heritage 
       language for the Ainu people. The guiding research 
       question for this project was "How do Ainu language 
       instructors perceive their identities, experiences, and 
       pedagogies in a time of attempted revival of linguistic 
       and cultural aspects of Ainu in Japan?" a question which 
       should also shed light on the prospects for the 
       reconstruction of Ainu identity within the Japanese 
       society. The research findings of this project have 
       brought the issues of the Ainu people's identity and the 
       challenges in both the Ainu community and Japanese society
       into sharp relief. As a result of this research, the 
       recommendations for the needs of teaching Ainu language in
       Japanese public education systems and establishing the new
       Ainu school for next Ainu generation, as to change the 
       both Ainu and Japanese themselves for the forthcoming 
       multicultural society in Japan have been offered 
590    School code: 0303 
650  4 Education, Multilingual 
650  4 Education, Social Sciences 
690    0455 
690    0534 
710 2  University of Manitoba (Canada) 
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