JUSTEC 2009 Program

September 17-20, 2009

Hawaii Imin International Conference Center

University of Hawaii-Manoa

Honolulu, Hawaii


September 17 (Thursday)


1:00 – 5:00pm       Registration and JUSTEC 2010 Planning

          Asia Room, Imin Int. Center, 177 7 East West Rd


2:00 – 3:30pm   Panel Presentation-Asia Room

          Seeking a New Framework of Initial Teacher Education, Professional Development,
          and Evaluation for Secondary School EFL Teachers in Japan.”
          Hisamura, Ken (Den-en Chofu University), Masachika Ishida (Seisen University),
          Hiromi Imamura (Chubu University), Mika Ito (Tokai University),
          Tsuneo Takanashi (University of Hirosaki)

          Coffee and Tea Break


4:00 – 5:00pm   Presentations – Asia Room

          Kelly, Mario, Hunter College, City University of New York
          “Assessing Teachers’ Ability to Integrate Technology into Teaching”


          Ohshiro, Tomoko, Okinawa International University, and Kyoko Hijirida,
          University of Hawaii at Manoa
          Current Issues in Japanese Language Teacher Teaching Practica:
          A Case Study of University of Hawaii and Okinawa International Education”


5:30 – 7:30pm   Reception and Conference Welcome Place:  TBA
          Hosted by Dean Christine Sorensen, College of Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa


September 18 (Friday)     


8:30 – 11:30am   Presentations – Asia Room

          Ahn, Ruth, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
          “Preliminary Analysis of Qualitative Changes in Pre-service Teacher Reflection Using the
          Electronic Discussion Board”

          Sano, Hideki and Yuan Xiang Li, Tokyo Gakugei University
          “Children’s Behavior Problems and University Student Volunteer Work at Schools”


          Elliott, Bianca, Linwood, Kansas
          “Voices from the Classroom: What Japanese  Teacher Have  to Say about a United States
          Generated Effective Teacher Survey”


          Coffee and Tea Break – 10 – 15 Minutes


          Greenland, Felicity, Bukkyo University
          “Traditional Songs and Singing in EFL”


          Higashiyama, Hiroko and Kiyoharu Hara, Bukkyo University
          Teachers’ License Renewal System in Japan”


          Ohtani, Chie, Tamagawa University
          “Problems with the Use of ALT’s for English Teaching in Japanese Elementary Schools”


11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch – Place TBA


12:30 – 4:00pm   School Tour – Bus Departs from Imin Center


6:00 – 8:30pm    Lu`au Dinner – John Young Museum Grounds, Krause Hall, UH-M Campus


September 19 (Saturday)


8:30 – 11:30am      Presentations – Asia Room

          Panel Presentation

          Sakai, Shien, Chiba University of Commerce,
          Akiko, Takagi, Osaka Kyoiku University,
          Yoichi Kiyota, Meisei University, and
          Natsue Nakayama, Maebashi Kyoai Gakuen College
          “Improving Students’ Learner Autonomy in Japanese Educational Settings”


          Coffee and Tea Break – 10 – 15 minutes


          Tanabe, Clifton, University of Hawaii at Manoa
          “Educating Homeless Children in Hawaii: The Kaleuati v. Tonda Case and Its Implications”

          Chikamori, Kensuke, Naruto University of Education,
          Fred Hamel, University of Puget Sound, Carol Merz, University of Puget Sound,
          Yumiko Ono, Naruto University of Education, and
          Jane Williams, Middle Tennessee State University
          “Planning and Teaching Lessons in a Japan-U.S.Cross-Cultural Teacher Education Exchange:
           The Lesson Component of the Friendship Project”


          Sakamoto, Akemi, Kio University, Shiyo Sakamoto, Shitennoji University, and
          Amanda Lippert, Punahou School
          “The Effect of an Intercultural Student Teaching Project that Utilizes Information Communication Technology”


11:30am – 12:30pm Lunch – Place TBA


12:30 – 1pm    Poster Session – Asia Room

          Nakamura, Akira and Yoichiro Sagara, Chiba University of Commerce
           “A Study on the Relationship between Learner Autonomy and Academic Grades”

1:00 – 5:00pm   Recreational Tour – Bus from Imin Center


          Dinner on Your Own


September 20 (Sunday)


9:00am – 12:00pm Presentations – Asia Room

          Kelly, Charles, Fayetteville State University
          “The Rise of Analytical Performance Management in Predicting Student Success
          in Teacher Education”

          Lee, Steven, California State University, Stanislaus
          “Perceptual Difference between Intern Teachers and University Supervisors on the Expectations
          and Effectiveness of Fieldwork/Student Teaching”

          Takahashi, Kiriko, Kelly Roberts, and Hye-Jin Park, University of Hawaii at Manoa
          “Improving Reading Skills and Facilitating Web Browsing for Students with Learning
          Disabilities Using Text to Speech Software –Results of Studies in the U.S. and Japan –
          Implications for Future Joint Research”


          Coffee and Tea Break – 10 – 15 Minutes


          Matsuoka, Ryoji, University of Hawaii at Manoa
           “Inequality Left Behind in Japanese Policy Debates:
          A Case Study on Mandatory English Education at Public Elementary Schools”


          Patmon, Denise, University of Massachusetts, Boston
          “The Multiple Faces of the Classroom: Using Endo Shusaku’s Literary Face Theory as a
          Theoretical Framework for Classroom Based Research and Teacher Reflection”


          Helfeldt, John, Texas A&M University and
          Betty Helfeldt, College Station Independent School District and Texas A&M University
          “Evaluating a Full-Time Urban Teacher Internship Program: Focusing on Teacher Quality and Rate of Retention”


12:00 – 1:00pm      Lunch and Closing Comments – Place TBA


1:00 – 3:00pm       JUSTEC Business and Planning Meeting