Influx of foreign students creates need for teacher training in Japan

12/1/2013 | Japan Times, The

Aichi Prefectural University in Japan now is offering a training programme intended to help future teachers instruct non-Japanese students. With 27,013 pupils of foreign nationalities in public elementary and junior high schools in Japan as of May 2012, teachers say they have had trouble with the language and cultural barriers and knowing whether to adjust the pace of class to meet such students' needs.

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