Limited-term contracts and tenure: the case of foreign-language teachers in a Japanese university

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Mehmet, Sean. 2011. "Limited-term contracts and tenure: the case of foreign-language teachers in a Japanese university." Midgley, Warren, Tyler, Mark A., Danaher, Patrick Alan and Mander, Alison (ed.) Beyond binaries in education research. New York, USA. Routledge. pp. 233-241
Chapter Title

Limited-term contracts and tenure: the case of foreign-language teachers in a Japanese university

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3137
3415
Book TitleBeyond binaries in education research
Authors
AuthorMehmet, Sean
EditorsMidgley, Warren, Tyler, Mark A., Danaher, Patrick Alan and Mander, Alison
Page Range233-241
SeriesRoutledge Research in Education
Chapter Number17
Number of Pages9
Year2011
PublisherRoutledge
Taylor & Francis
Place of PublicationNew York, USA
ISBN9780415885126
Abstract

This chapter examines the binary relationship between foreign language teachers on limited-term employment contracts in Japan and their tenured Japanese colleagues. The dualism here can be viewed as an insider-outsider one. The chapter focuses on the practice of limiting non-Japanese academic employees to such contracts, in the context of one Japanese university, which has been shown to impact negatively on foreign-language instruction.
The primary question under consideration is: 'What conceptual model could help transcend the insider-outsider binary that seems to inform this employment arrangement?' The chapter advocates a framework based on a hybrid of Limerick, Cunnington, and Crowther's (2002) Fourth Blueprint paradigm, infused with intercultural communications (ICC) theory.

Keywordsforeign language teachers; limited-term contracts; tenure; Japan
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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