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VOD Registration: Japanese Language Education Seminar with UNSW (Dec 2022)


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Title: Getting together with Keishogo kids: Small group activities, study groups, and classrooms

Presenter: Ms Toshiko Calder
<Held on December 3, 2022>

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講師:カルダー 淑子 (かるだー としこ)先生



【Session Language】

The seminar was conducted in Japanese.



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VOD Registration - Japanese Language Education Seminar with UNSW (Dec 2022)
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Ms Toshiko M. Calder

School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University

Founder and Former Representative
Heritage Japanese Language Special Interest Group
The Japanese Society for Mother Tongue, Heritage Language and Bilingual Education

Trustee, Princeton Community Japanese Language School

Since moving to the USA in 1980, while teaching Japanese at universities and community colleges, I have been involved in setting up new heritage courses at weekend Japanese language schools. In the early 2000s, I worked for founding a heritage language course at the Princeton Community Japanese Language School (a MEXT-approved school) on the east coast of the USA, with a standard independent from that of the Japanese Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT). As the Board Chair of the school, I worked hard to support it, which gave me the opportunity to think about the issue of government support for children living abroad. Later, I set up the Heritage Japanese Language Special Interest Group within The Japanese Society for Mother Tongue, Heritage Language and Bilingual Education (MHB), based in Japan, and, together with my colleagues, campaigned for signatures for the Japanese Language Education Promotion Act. In the process, I had the opportunity to extend networks with parents struggling alone in various parts of the world, as well as teachers supporting small scale weekend schools through their enormous efforts. My daughter and son, who were toddlers when I came to the USA, are now parents, and with four grandchildren aged from 4 to10, I am also thinking about how the Japanese language can be passed on to the third generation.

カルダー 淑子 氏

母語継承語バイリンガル教育学会(M H B)海外継承日本語部会前会長


1980年の渡米以来、大学やコミュニティカレッジで日本語教育にあたるかたわら、補習校や継承語学校の新コース立ち上げに携わってきました。2000年代の初めにアメリカ東部のプリンストン日本語学校(認可補習校)に文科省の国語教育とは違う理念の継承語コースを立ち上げ、学校の理事長として支援にあたったのですが、これは在外の子どもに向けた政府支援の問題を考える大きな機会にもなりました。その後、日本をベースにするM H Bの中に海外継承日本語部会を立ち上げ、仲間と共に日本語教育推進法の署名運動を行い、その過程では世界各地で孤軍奮闘しておられる多くのご両親や週末の学校を支えておられる先生方と繋がる機会を頂きました。渡米した時には幼児だった娘と息子が今は親になり、4歳から10歳まで4人の孫を持つ中で、三世代目に伝える日本語についても考えているところです。


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